Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal Musk, was featured on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.” on Thursday, where he made a very impressionable appearance. After nearly three painful minutes, Stuart Varney cut off the interview and apologized to viewers for the strange interaction.
“Hi, and thank you for having me here,” Musk said after a perfunctory introduction from Varney. “I’m so excited about plant a seed day.”
Varney smiled and went on to ask Kimbal about Tesla’s new chairman, Robyn Denholm.
“You are on the board at Tesla,” Varney said. “And you’ve got a new chair. Have you heard anything from her? Is she laying down the law?”
Kimbal responded, “I am so happy for the future of Tesla. On March 20, 2019, we’re going to do a Plant a Seed Day—”
Varney cut Kimbal off and protested: “Come on! You are on the board of Tesla — which is very much in the news. You’ve got a new chair to replace your brother, Elon Musk. You’ve got to tell me: Is she laying down the law? Have you had contact with her? What’s she saying? What’s she doing on the board?”
Varney interjected again, as it was clear that Kimbal Musk was about to pivot back to plant a seed day.
“I want to know what’s going on at Tesla with the new board chair, and you are on the board,” Varney said. “Can you answer the question? What is she doing? What do you know that she’s doing so far? I don’t need to know you’re happy about future of Tesla I want to know what your new chair is doing at Tesla on the board.”
“What I’d like to share I’m so happy about the future of Tesla,” Musk “And plant a seed day in 2019 will be a way for companies across America to participate.”
Varney, at that point, decided he’d had it.
“You think my viewers want to learn about PLANT A SEED DAY?!” Varney said. “THEY DON’T CARE!”
Musk tried one more time to get a plug in for plant a seed day. Varney gave up, and decided to shut down the interview.
“Okay, I’m wrapping it up. I’m sorry.” Varney said. He added, “It’s over. I will not be used. I’m very sorry. I will not be used.”
After the interview was cut off, an exasperated-looking Varney appeared on the screen and issued an apology.
“Deep breath,” an off-screen voice can be heard saying.
Varney responded, “Sorry about that.”