Elon Musk floated carbon tax to Trump

Elon Musk floated carbon tax to Trump
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reportedly suggested implementing a carbon tax to President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE — and it wasn't received well.

Trump officials did not offer support for Musk’s suggestion, a senior White House official reportedly told Bloomberg.

Musk is a member of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a presidential advisory team.


Musk isn’t the only Trump adviser to back a carbon tax. Trump’s secretary of State nominee, Rex Tillerson, advocated for the policy while he was CEO at Exxon Mobil Corp. The company also previously lobbied for a revenue-neutral carbon tax.

Earlier this week, Musk tweeted his support for the Tillerson's State nomination.