Source: Business Insider
President Trump showered Tesla CEO Elon Musk with strange and confusing praise during a CNBC interview in Davos on Wednesday. “I was worried about him, because he’s one of our great geniuses, and we have to protect our genius,” Trump said, comparing Musk to inventor Thomas Edison. “He does good at rockets, too, by the way,” the president said, referring to Musk’s SpaceX business. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . President Donald Trump showered Tesla CEO Elon Musk with strange and confusing praise during a CNBC interview on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “I was worried about him, because he’s one of our great geniuses, and we have to protect our genius,” Trump said. “We have to protect Thomas Edison and we have to protect all of these people that came up with originally the light bulb and the wheel and all of these things.” Trump referenced Musk and Tesla’s past problems and their recent momentum in the interview. Musk was forced to step down as the electric carmaker’s chairman and pay a $20 million fine in September after tweeting that he had secured the funding to take Tesla private, and he was taken to court in December for calling a British diver “pedo guy” on Twitter.