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Elon Musk’s dad is proud of him, wrong question at first


  • In a recent interview, Elon Musk’s dad Errol said he wasn’t proud of the billionaire because their whole family has done “a lot of things for a long time.”
  • In an interview with the Daily Mail published on Friday, Errol pushed back on his comments, saying he’s really proud of Elon.
  • Errol said he initially said no because he misheard the question: “I thought he asked, ‘Did you expect this to come?’

Elon Musk’s dad says he is, in fact, proud of his son, despite his earlier claims to the contrary.

In one interview earlier this week on Australia’s “The Kyle and Jackie O Show,” 76-year-old Errol Musk was asked if he was proud of the Tesla and SpaceX CEO.

Errol replied, “No, you know, I mean, we’re a family that’s been doing a lot of things for a long time. It’s not like we suddenly started doing something.”

Errol went on to say that Kimball, Elon’s younger brother, is his “pride and joy,” though he added, “But Elon has actually really pushed the limits.”

In a new interviewreported by the Daily Mail on Friday, Errol said the only reason he initially said he wasn’t proud of Elon was because he misheard the question.

“I didn’t really notice her question about being proud. I thought she asked, ‘Did you expect this to come?’,” Errol told the Daily Mail.

“It was a bit more confusing because the other sidekick (Kyle), who was a good friend, was laughing a lot, so I never understood what (Jackie O) was saying while I was talking,” he continued, referring to the TV show’s hosts. “It wasn’t until I heard the recording afterwards that I understood.”

Errol made it clear he’s proud of Elon, saying: “If you ask any parent if they’re proud of their son, you’ve been proud of him since the day he was born.”

In his interview with the Daily Mail, Errol also said that Elon texted to ask him to “shut up” after the previous interview. Errol has made headlines in recent weeks for his statements in several interviews, including his revelation that he has fathered a second child with his 35-year-old stepdaughter. The elder Musk also said he was asked to donate his sperm to create more people like Elon.



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