White House spokesman John Kirby on Monday told reporters that’s he’s “not aware” of any Biden administration efforts to wean the U.S. government off SpaceX’s technology in response to founder Elon Musk’s apparent endorsement of antisemitic rhetoric. “There’s innovation out there in the private sector that we’d be foolish to walk away from,” Kirby told reporters during a press briefing. “I’m not aware of any specific efforts to address our concerns over his rhetoric through the way that his companies provide support to our national-security establishment, but that doesn’t mean that we accept or agree with or condone in any way that antisemitic rhetoric that he pushed.” In addition, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said she didn’t ’have “anything to announce at this time” when she was asked about whether the White House’s or President Joe Biden’s accounts on Musk’s X platform would be suspended.
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