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Trump will consider giving Elon Musk a role in the White House

Elon Musk & Donald Trump

Donald Trump has floated an option for billionaire Elon Musk to have a role if he takes over the White House again, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The two men, who once had a strained relationship, have had several phone calls a month since March as Trump looks for strong donors on the court and Musk seeks a basis for his policy ideas, the newspaper reported, citing several sources.

Musk and Trump linked up in March and have since discussed policy issues, including immigration, which Musk has become vocal about in recent months.

"America will fall if it tries to absorb the world," Musk had said.

Musk has said he won't donate to either presidential candidate's campaign this election, but has reportedly told Trump he plans to host rallies to persuade rich and powerful allies not to back Joe Biden.

Despite their clashes a few years ago, now it seems that relations have softened.

In March, Trump said in an interview: "I have been associated with him throughout the years. I helped him when I was president. I liked".

As the owner of Tesla and SpaceX, Musk has benefited from government policies and contracts, including those on rockets and the electric car tax issue.

Trump has said that he and Musk "clearly have different views on a little issue called electric cars."