Elon Musk has admitted to being a white nationalist and that his atheism is an impediment to his career as an entrepreneur.
“I’m not a white separatist,” Musk told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday.
“My atheism is a barrier.
It’s a way that I’m hindered in my ability to do my job.”
In the same interview, Musk said he has been “bewildered” by his detractors.
“Some people have tried to silence me because of my religion,” he said.
“But I don’t believe that people can silence me if they think I’m a racist.
That is absolutely not the case.”
Musk’s comments were made on Tuesday during a CNN interview with Blitzer about his new venture, The Next Billion.
“People have been very nasty about me,” Musk said.
He then explained that he believes in the power of religion to “sow the seeds of discord in our world.”
“There’s no question that if I were to become president, we would have a massive religious conflict,” he told Blitzer.
“So, if I was president, I think I would probably be very religious.”
Musk said that he would be “very uncomfortable” if the US were to enact laws that banned the practice of same-sex marriage.
“If the US government came to me and said, ‘You know what, we’re going to prohibit the practice,’ I would not be comfortable with that,” Musk continued.
“Because, if that’s what we’re doing, then we’re basically saying that I don, in fact, have the right to marry anyone.
So that is not the way it works.”
Musk also said that his new company, Tesla, was “an open forum for discussions about the world.”
Blitzer asked Musk about his thoughts on the rise of the alt-right, a far-right movement that emerged during the 2016 US presidential election.
“You know, I have no idea what’s going on with the alt right.
They’re not very well-known in the US right now, and I don ‘t think it’s anything to do with me,” he replied.
“It’s a very diverse group, and that is why I think it is important for people to learn about it.”
“I have no clue about it, and it’s not going to be something that I would talk about publicly.
It can lead to a lot of problems.” “
One of the things I’ve learned in my career is that when you have a movement that has a very strong base of support, it is not always a good thing.
It can lead to a lot of problems.”
Musk has faced criticism for his atheism.
“The alt right is not a movement.
It is a movement within a movement,” he wrote in a blog post in 2016.
“Alt-right is a label.
It should not be used as a term to describe a group of people who hold very different views than other people.”
Musk, who is the founder of the solar power company SolarCity, told Blitz in 2015 that he did not believe in the supernatural, and said that there were “no supernatural forces” behind his creation of Tesla.