- In a recent interview, Elon Musk’s father, Erol, said he wasn’t proud of the billionaire because his entire family had done “a lot of things for a long time.”
- In an interview with the Daily Mail published on Friday, Errol retracted his remarks, saying he was actually proud of Elon.
- Errol said he said no at first because he mistook the question: “I thought she asked, ‘Did you expect this to come?'”
Elon Musk’s father says he’s actually proud of his son, despite his previous claim to the contrary.
in an interview Earlier this week on Australia’s “The Kyle and Jackie O Show,” 76-year-old Errol Musk was asked if he’s proud of the Tesla and SpaceX CEO.
Errol replied, “No, well, 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’re suddenly starting to do something.”
Errol went on to say that Kimball, Elon’s younger brother, is his “pride and happiness,” though he added, “But Elon actually has already crossed the mark.”
in a new way an interviewErrol, reported by the Daily Mail on Friday, said the only reason he initially said he wasn’t proud of Elon was because he got the question wrong.
Errol told the Daily Mail, “I didn’t notice her actually asking about her being proud. I thought she asked, ‘Was you expecting this to come?'”
“It was a bit more confusing because the other class (Kyle), who was a nice fellow, was laughing a lot so I didn’t pick up what she (Jackie O) was saying while I was talking,” he continued, referring to the TV show hosts. “I only realized that when I listened to the recording afterwards.”
Errol explained that he is proud of Elon, saying, “If you ask any father if he is proud of his son, you have been proud of him since the day he was born.”
In his interview with the Daily Mail, Errol also said that Elon sent a text to ask him to “keep quiet” after the previous interview. Errol has grabbed headlines in recent weeks for his statements in several interviews, including revealing that he has a second child with his 35-year-old daughter-in-law. The Elder Musk also said that he was asked to donate his sperm to create more people like Elon.