Elon Musk Reportedly Planning to Host Trump Town Hall on X

Elon Musk arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Vertical Entertainment's 'Lola' held at the Regency Bruin Theatre on February 3, 2024 in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

Billionaire Elon Musk confirmed on May 31 that his social media platform X, formally Twitter, would be hosting a live-stream town hall featuring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

In a post on his social media platform, Musk shared a link to a New York Post story about the planned town hall, saying, “This will be interesting.”

X reportedly plans to host a similar town hall event with third-party presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

While the social media platform has not announced the dates for the town halls, CEO Linda Yaccarino described the planned events as “The People’s Town Hall” in a post on X.

The planned town hall would mark Donald Trump’s return to the social media platform after the former Twitter permanently suspended him following the January 6 riot at the Capitol. After taking over the platform in 2022, Elon Musk lifted Trump’s permanent suspension. However, the former president has yet to post on the platform, choosing instead to remain on his social media platform Truth Social.

While Musk has not endorsed any presidential candidate in the upcoming election, following a meeting with Trump in March, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said that he was “leaning away” from Joe Biden but would not donate to any presidential campaign in the 2024 election.

Instead, Musk said he would use his influence on other business leaders to help defeat President Biden.

According to sources, Trump is considering bringing Musk on as a policy advisor in a new Trump administration.

The two men have met and spoken frequently in recent months, discussing economic policy, as well as technology and immigration.

While Musk has previously described himself as a “moderate,” in recent years, his politics have shifted away from the Democrat Party. In early 2022, Musk revealed that he would be voting Republican in the Midterm Elections because the Democrats had become the party of “division” and “hate.”