Musk Breezes Through Washington as Smooth CEO, Not Twitter Troll

January 29, 2023

(Bloomberg) -- On Twitter, Elon Musk is a right-leaning, irreverent firebrand. In Washington, he’s a smooth political operator who knows his way around power. Tesla recently slashed prices on many of its vehicles so that they would qualify for the federal tax credits. Musk didn’t get a White House invitation, but two top Biden aides, John Podesta and Mitch Landrieu, met with him at Tesla’s Washington office on Friday. McCarthy called Musk “a good friend of mine” in a lengthy floor speech he gave in November.