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Has Donald Trump ever been in the Tesla?

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by SDRick, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. SDRick

    SDRick Member

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    If Donald Trump has never been in a Tesla or experienced the Tesla grin, I think it would be fantastic if Elon musk himself would invite him for a test drive. That, and perhaps a personal tour of one of the factories and a demonstration of the rooftop solar tiles.

    Given Trump's affection for real estate, job growth and made in America, it could be a productive approach and a win-win result.
     
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  2. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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  3. SDRick

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    I did not realize Trump was a car guy at all, especially now as he would have very little time to interact with his car collection. That said, if he had not been in a new model Tesla, and only experienced the roadster, an offer for a short test drive in a P100DL would be a nice gesture,
     
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    I'd like to see you get that by the Secret Service ;)
     
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    Trump is not a dictator. Elon would have to give rides to whole Republican party to make any difference :)
     
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    As mentioned earlier in another post, I presumed Tesla will be coming out with a 'Model Trumper" sooner or later, "Model T," for short!
     
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    Hey Droner! You scaring anybody with that P75D rocket that your driving???
     
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    completely agree
     
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    I guess whether he really owns those cars still or ever did is immaterial. Given that Elon was in the White House again today, and was invited back again next month, and then quarterly after that makes my suggestion somewhat moot as well.

    I'm sure if Elon thought it was appropriate to offer a ride, or if Trump had any interested in experiencing the new model they have plenty of time to figure that out.
     
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    What are you trying to convince him on? Subsidies? His campaign was not run on killing companies like Tesla. They make American products with American labor.
     
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    That we don't need fools fuel for personal transport anymore... stop digging us deeper with idiotic projects like DAPL.
     
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    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    Quoted for historical reasons. Will revisit in four years.
     
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    I often get the feeling reading some of the posts on this website that people here think Trump is anti-Tesla and anti-solar/renewable. I do not know for sure, but it does not appear that way to me.
     
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    .... if this trend continues......

    He's opposed to internalizing the external costs of fools fuel => He favors continuing the absurd fools fuel subsidies. That's a distinction without a difference.
     
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    Is Trump saying he is against subsidies for EV's? If anything, he would most likely remove energy subsidies altogether, but who knows.
     

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