Sunny Hostin is shocking her The View co-hosts once again by coming out in defense of billionaire Elon Musk.
As the Decider reports, the cast talked about whether Musk deserved the accolade of being named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. While a lot of the panel felt that Musk is an opportunistic figure, Hostin said she actually sees him in a good light.
“I know he’s deeply unpopular around the world, but if you think about the work he has done, he’s a different type of gazillionaire,” she said. “He has sort of reshaped life on this planet in terms of climate change, not only for his work in space, but also for his work on electric cars.” She also said that Musk has given about $100 million to climate change initiatives and projects.
“When you think about those good things that he’s done, I think that’s really important,” she continued. “I think that’s very different from some of the other billionaires in the space. Because if we think that climate change is the greatest existential threat that we’re facing, he’s addressing that. So yes, not paying taxes, but doing [that]…I think he’s saving the world.”