Elon Musk’s Awkward Exchange with Don Lemon Revealed: What Really Happened in His Meeting with Trump?

During his appearance on The Don Lemon Show, Elon Musk seemed to struggle with his words when questioned about his interaction with .

The episode premiered on X, previously known as Twitter, on Monday.

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Background Lemon characterized Musk as the most “sensitive” and “touchy” individual he has interviewed, following a recent discussion that led to Musk severing ties with Lemon's new show.

Former CNN anchor Lemon, who was removed from the network last April, announced in January the launch of The Don Lemon Show on X, the social media platform acquired by Musk in 2022.

However, Lemon disclosed in a video shared on X last Wednesday that a partnership between Musk and X had been terminated following a tense interview intended for the show's premiere episode.

“Elon Musk is upset with me,” Lemon remarked in the video, clarifying that the deal was off. He asserted that Musk's stance on “free speech absolutism” wavered when faced with challenging questions from the SpaceX CEO. Lemon added that his show would still be broadcast on various platforms, including YouTube and X, with the only alteration being “my connection to Musk and X.”

What We Know According to The Times, Trump, the presumed GOP nominee for the 2024 presidential race, met with Musk in Florida on March 3, seeking significant financial support for his re- campaign.

Lemon inquired about Musk's encounter with Trump during their Florida meeting.

“I was at a breakfast at a friend's place, and Donald Trump happened to stop by. That's all,” Musk responded.

Musk denied purposefully meeting with Trump, and when Lemon asked about their discussion, Musk hesitated before answering.

“Let's just say, uh, he did most of the talking,” Musk replied. “He reiterated his usual points; there was nothing particularly groundbreaking or new. President Trump enjoys conversing, so we did. I don't recall him expressing anything different from what he usually does. That's all, just a breakfast.”

Lemon then asked if Trump solicited money from Musk, which Musk denied, stating he wouldn't donate to any 2024 presidential candidate.

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