Technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer Elon Musk has decided whom he is supporting in the forthcoming US presidential race.
On Twitter this week, the Tesla and SpaceX boss backed fellow entrepreneur turned presidential hopeful Andrew Yang, Inc. reported.
“I support Yang,” Musk tweeted. “He would [be] our first openly goth president. I think this is very important.”
The tweet is in reference to an April interview where Yang claimed he was once a member of the counter-culture.
Yang is a prominent booster of universal basic income, an idea Musk has previously called “obviously needed.”
Yang’s signature policy—his “Freedom Dividend”—is a version of universal basic income, which would give every US citizen 18 or older $1,000 a month, no questions asked.