Elon Musk and former President Donald Trump have developed a friendship behind the scenes, indicating they will continue to exchange power, status, and regular phone calls, regardless of the November elections’ outcome.

During Tesla’s annual stockholders’ meeting in Texas, Musk mentioned that he gets unexpected calls from the former president. While he isn’t sure about the purpose of these calls yet, Musk believes that Trump values his contributions to the automotive industry.

“I have had some conversations with him and he does call me out of the blue for no reason. I don’t know why, but he does, and it’s like he’s very nice when he calls, and I was like, ‘You know, I think electric cars are pretty good for America and the future. Tesla’s the leader in electric cars, you know,’ Musk recalled to his audience, drawing laughs. “I think a lot of his friends now have Teslas and they all love it, and he’s a huge fan of the Cybertruck, so I think those may be contributing factors.”

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Despite slowing electric vehicle (EV) sales in America and Western economies, Tesla continues to thrive with its innovative technology and a dedicated following that remains loyal to Musk, despite setbacks such as the recent recall of most Cybertrucks on the road.

President Trump is a big fan of SpaceX, Elon Musk’s aerospace company, and he often watches the rockets during liftoff. He hopes that Musk will accelerate America’s leadership in outer space. Logan Paul interviewed Trump for his podcast this week and got him to admit his enthusiasm for the eccentric billionaire.

“He’s a terrific [guy]. You know, I looked at the spaceship that went up… and I never saw this before. This is like two years ago. I see the motors coming down, the engines coming down, no wings, no anything. I say what is going on? Nobody ever saw that before,” Trump said glowingly. “If you didn’t have him you probably wouldn’t be seeing it.”

“So I called him and said what’s this? And he said, ‘Well, we want to be able to reuse the engines.’ I said they don’t have wings, they don’t have anything and they’re landing on a platform in the middle of the ocean. I said, how cool is it? I thought I’d seen it all. He’s a spectacular guy,” Trump added.

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