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Elon Musk spoke on the phone with Javier Milei: he was invited to the presidential inauguration

2023-12-06T21:37:30.743Z

Highlights: Elon Musk spoke on the phone with Javier Milei: he was invited to the presidential inauguration. The president-elect and the businessman who owns Tesla spoke on Wednesday. Musk's sympathy for Milei is based on a purely ideological issue, although for others, the American businessman had his eye on the libertarian because he has a clear interest in lithium. In response to a tweet from an account celebrating Milei's victory, the billionaire businessman wrote, "Prosperity is coming to Argentina"


The president-elect and the businessman who owns Tesla spoke on Wednesday. The president-elect received the call at the Libertador Hotel.


South African millionaire businessman Elon Musk, owner of the social network X (formerly Twitter) and the automaker Tesla, spoke on Wednesday with Javier Milei, who invited him to travel to Argentina in the coming days to participate in the presidential inauguration.

The information emerged from an off-the-record dialogue between members of the future cabinet at the Libertador Hotel with the press. It was later confirmed by Milei's social media manager, Iñaki Gutiérrez, via X.

"Javier Milei just spoke with Elon Musk and invited him to Argentina. We are once again integrated into the world," the young libertarian leader wrote.

The telephone communication took place there, with the intervention of the future Foreign Minister Diana Mondino as an assistant translator, and the invitation to the eccentric businessman would be formally confirmed by the Office of the President-Elect through a statement.

Musk and Milei have exchanged conversations both over the phone and via X. This Tuesday, the CEO of Tesla reproduced on his social network a fragment of an interview that the writer and journalist Jorge Asís conducted with Javier Milei. And it's not the first time he's made a nod in favor of the president-elect.

Javier Milei has just spoken with Elon Musk and invited him to Argentina. We are once again integrated into the world.

— Iñaki Gutiérrez (@inakiigutierrez) December 6, 2023

In the interview, Milei uses a quote from economist Milton Friedman to materialize his ideas and views. "When you put equality above freedom, you don't end up getting either. When you put freedom above equality, you get a lot out of both," he said.

He continued: "There is nothing more unjust than social justice. The great achievement of liberalism is to have achieved equality before the law."

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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 5, 2023

He concludes: "The point is that social justice is unjust. There is nothing more unjust than social justice. For what is the great achievement of liberalism? It is to have achieved equality before the law, that is, the law is the same for everyone."

"When you go for the issue of social justice, which is the redistribution of income, what you are basically doing is using the repressive apparatus of the State to take out the successful, to distribute it whimsically according to what the one in the armchair wants (in reference to Power)," the libertarian concluded.

Javier Milei's response on Elon Musk's network

Milei's response was not long in coming. "We need to talk, Elon," the LLA leader wrote via the X network, the same one Musk used earlier in the day.

This is not the first time that Elon Musk has been sympathetic to Javier Milei's ideas.

Without going any further, he was one of the first to tweet after the triumph of the libertarian. In response to a tweet from an account celebrating Milei's victory, the billionaire businessman wrote, "Prosperity is coming to Argentina."

Before Milei became president, Musk was already sympathetic to the economist's libertarian ideas. Via X also commented favorably on Milei's opinions in an interview with Tucker Carlson, the American journalist.

What Elon Musk celebrates by Javier Milei

For specialists, Musk's sympathy for Milei is based on a purely ideological issue, although for others, the American businessman had his eye on the libertarian because he has a clear interest in lithium.

The Andean salt flats of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile are home to more than half of the world's lithium reserves, according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey's National Mineral Information Center. This mineral is critical for the manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles.

For Musk, "defending far-right speech is synonymous with defending freedom of speech," Ariel Goldstein told CNN radio a few days ago.

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Source: clarin

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