Trump says Elon Musk is like Thomas Edison: ‘He’s one of our great geniuses’
President Donald Trump told CNBC on Wednesday that Elon Musk is one of the world’s “great geniuses,” he likened the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX to Thomas Edison.
Musk is “one of our great geniuses, and we have to protect our genius,” Trump said in an interview with “Squawk Box” co-host Joe Kernen from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“You know, we have to protect Thomas Edison and we have to protect all of these people that came up with originally the light bulb and the wheel and all of these things. And he’s one of our very smart people and we want to cherish those people,” the president said.
“We have to protect our genius,” President Trump told CNBC’s Joe Kernen from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Musk is “one of our very smart people, and we want to cherish those people,” Trump said.
The president said Musk is not only good at electric cars. “He does good at rockets, too, by the way. I never saw where the engines come down with no wings, no anything, and they’re landing.”
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