Elon Musk Is Meeting With Trump Advisor Steve Bannon

According to the press pool.

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Elon Musk, the billionaire president of SpaceX and Tesla, is meeting with Donald Trump’s Senior Counselor and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, according to the press pool. Musk was spotted walking into New York’s Trump Tower on Friday a little before noon.

There aren’t many details about what the two will be talking about at this point. It’s not the first time Musk, who has a role advising Trump as part of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum — has come to Trump Tower to meet with members of the incoming administration. In December, he was one of several big, big names in the tech industry, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who met with the president-elect in a gather that led to, if nothing else, some awkward photographs.

Musk was photographed entering Trump Tower at around 11:40 EST this morning, but neither the Trump transition team or Musk’s various PR managers have released a statement on the meeting.

It’s unclear if Musk will meet with Trump again this time, as reports just have him meeting with Bannon. The 63-year-old businessman and media executive is best known for running Breitbart, a white nationalist news organization. He became the chief executive of Trump’s presidential campaign in August, and after Trump’s victory, was named Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor, making him perhaps the most prominent member of the administration.

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