It is no secret that Elon Musk has enjoyed kissing up to federal officials in order to gain federal funding for his inefficient, preposterous childhood dreams. Thankfully, however, the billionaire’s recent blows to President-elect Trump may bring his taxpayer gravy train to a hard stop.
Starting in 2008, Musk quickly cozied up to President Obama. Throughout President Obama’s tenure in office, Musk gave the president tours of SpaceX at Cape Canaveral, Fla., dined with him on several occasions, and personally visited the White House over a dozen times. He even donated the legal maximum to both Obama and Hillary Clinton’s presidential election campaigns.
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