Musk's Son Wasn't Impressed by Gift From Erdogan

Billionaire took boy to meeting with Turkey's president
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2023 4:14 PM CDT

Sunday was apparently Take Your Kid to Work Day for Elon Musk, who brought 3-year-old son X to a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York City on Sunday. Erdogan offered the boy a soccer ball as a gift, though X seemed "unimpressed" with the present, the BBC reports. In another awkward moment, Erdogan asked Musk, who is unmarried, where his wife was. "Oh, she's in San Francisco," Musk said, per Insider. "We're separated, I take care of him mostly." Musk has two ex-wives but he was never married to Grimes, mother of X and two other children.

Erdogan is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. According to the Turkish president's press office, he asked Musk to set up a Tesla factory in Turkey. The press office said Erdogan also used the meeting to discuss potential cooperation between SpaceX and Turkey's space program, the AP reports. (More Elon Musk stories.)

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