SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that he would put his support behind long-shot Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
“I support Yang,” Musk tweeted on Saturday. Perhaps jokingly, he added that Yang would be the U.S.' "first openly goth president."
I support Yang— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 10, 2019
The 44-year-old Yang thanked Musk...
Thank you Elon - this means a great deal. Congrats on building the future. 👍🚀— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) August 10, 2019
Yang, who is hoping to become the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, has largely run on a platform endorsing universal basic income (UBI), a government program that would deliver $1,000 monthly payments to all individuals, regardless of employment status, to help with the rise of automation.