Skip to content

Musk Breezes Through Washington as Smooth CEO, Not Twitter Troll

  • Billionaire makes rounds with Republicans, but also Democrats
  • Biden’s tax credits could boost Musk’s personal fortunes
Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Photographer: Marlena Sloss/Bloomberg

On Twitter, Elon Musk is a right-leaning, irreverent firebrand. In Washington, he’s a smooth political operator who knows his way around power.

The chief executive officer of SpaceX, Tesla Inc. and Twitter Inc. slipped into Washington under the radar this week and popped up in the offices of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and some senior House Republicans, who are about to begin investigations of President Joe Biden’s administration and family as well censorship on social media.