Book: Hillary Clinton Donor Promotes Absentee Fatherhood

Attempts to walk back amid media firestorm

Clinton donor Elon Musk. (AP)

Tech billionaire and Hillary Clinton donor Elon Musk reportedly chastised an employee for missing a company event to witness the birth of his child.

Ashlee Vance recounts the story of one of Musk’s coworkers at Tesla in her forthcoming book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, by Ashlee Vance. The anonymous employee recalled getting an angry email from Musk after skipping out on work to be with his birthing wife:

"That is no excuse. I am extremely disappointed. You need to figure out where your priorities are. We’re changing the world and changing history, and you either commit or you don’t."

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Musk contributed $4,600 to Hillary Clinton’s first failed presidential campaign in 2008, and has donated between $25,000 and $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation. He attempted to walk back his support for parental neglect in a series of Tweets:

It is unclear if Hillary Clinton, a mere multi-millionaire, shares multi-billionaire Musk's views.