MarketWatch First Take: Elon Musk cozies up to Trump, sparking questions and potential fan revolt

Elon Musk has been a fierce advocate of energy conservation, lowering carbon emissions and reducing Americans’ dependence on fossil fuels, so why is he getting close with an administration that seems to be diametrically opposed to those goals? And will it threaten the loyalty of his dedicated band of fans?

Musk’s determination to herald clean energy with his electric-car company Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA, +2.29% and solar-power firm SolarCity Corp. has won him a legion of fans who feel the same way, many of them staunch opponents of President Donald Trump. Despite publicly speaking out against Trump’s candidacy, Musk has cozied up to the new U.S.

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