Elon Musk says there’s no truth to the rumors that he has been plotting to take down Donald Trump.
Musk recently attended a clandestine meeting with politicians, CEOs and other influencers. The agenda, various media outlets said, was to take down Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
“The AEI meeting wasn’t secret and I was only there for a few hours to talk about Mars and sustainable energy. Nothing to do with Trump,” Musk said on Twitter Wednesday.
The AEI meeting wasn't secret and I was only there for a few hours to talk about Mars and sustainable energy. Nothing to do with Trump.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 9, 2016
Musk was referring to the American Enterprise Institute World Forum, an event that is largely closed to the press and not widely publicized.
AEI’s director of media relations, Judy Mayka Stecker, said the event is off the record “to maintain intellectual freedom and free discourse.”
Huffpost Politics published an article on Monday titled, “At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump.”
Other publications reported the same findings, but mostly by citing the same HuffPost article.
Marc Thiessen, a resident fellow at AEI, says he “interviewed” Musk at the gathering and the subject of Trump “never came up.”
When someone on Twitter asked if Musk was supporting Trump, he simply replied, “no.”