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 John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job 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.