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Tesla CEO Elon Musk and other figures from American industry met with the Trump Administration today, hoping to speak with the new President about the future of manufacturing in the United States.
However, Elon Musk offers a uniquely appealing avatar for Trump strategists, since not only does he embody the spirit of American industriousness (and not only is he a much-needed immigrant in the Trump White House), he’s also got another major source of appeal: SpaceX.
The Trump team has expressed interest in Musk’s eagerness to go to Mars.
Tesla’s manufacturing scheme also includes a pivot towards making American products in America, and has created several hundred jobs at its Gigafactory in Nevada.
Early in the meeting, Trump announced he would “cut regulation by 75 percent” for business — though it was not immediately clear whether that number was expressed in terms of the number of individual regulations, or monetary impact.
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CEO Elon Musk Suggested Carbon Tax To U.S. President Donald Trump Administration
Mr. Musk wants the government to introduce a small carbon tax and then gradually increase it to reduce carbon footprint.
A carbon tax could be enforced on coal, gas, and coal companies, or on household utility bills/gasoline.
Yesterday, Bloomberg published an exclusive report citing a “senior White House official” which says that Mr. Musk is pushing the Trump administration to implement a tax on carbon emissions.
Additionally, the Irving-based oil and gas behemoth has lobbied on Capitol Hill for a revenue-neutral carbon tax to replace environmental regulations that increased the fossil fuel costs.
He raised the issue in front of the President, his administration, as well as the business leaders during the meeting.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Ford CEO Mark Fields Are Officially in With President Trump
Following the first meeting Trump had with the business leaders, Fields said he thought it went over well.
On the automotive realm, Trump chose Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Ford CEO Mark Fields—two people who he has met with several times already— to be a part of his council.
Trump will work with the business heads to learn “how best to promote jobs and get Americans back to work again,” the president said.
Altogether, 28 business leaders and industry professionals will be making up the group the president will be consulting as he develops his plans to bring more manufacturing to America, CNBC reports.
In a meeting with business leaders Monday, Trump said he plans on cutting regulations by 75 percent or “maybe more,” though it is unclear what legislations he might be looking to change.