Musk said he envisioned X as a "player versus player platform," using a term typically used for video games that pit players against each other in pixelated fights to the death. While he was less clear about what he meant by comparing X to a death match, he occasionally raised the topic in the context of his late-night posts and appeared to be setting the stage for discussion.

The topic came up when Musk talked about how he relaxes by playing video games and prefers these PvP competitions (which he considers "hardcore" gaming). It's a way to relieve stress, he said, and Lemon agreed, at least to a point, when he said that facing X opponents serves the same purpose. Not always, he said.

"I use it sometimes to share jokes, sometimes to share trivia, sometimes to share things of great importance," Musk said of the X posts.


According to Lemon, Musk is "almost always" sober when posting on X late at night. "I don't drink, I really don't drink..." he said, his voice trailing off. Lemon then asked about a topic Musk has discussed publicly before: his use of the drug ketamine, a controlled substance also used as an anesthetic in medical settings and for treatment-resistant depression.

When Lemon asked, Musk said he had a prescription for ketamine, but backtracked and said that "asking someone for a medical prescription is pretty private." "There are times when I have some kind of negative chemical state in my brain, I guess like depression," he described, saying ketamine can help alleviate "a negative mental frame of mind."

When asked if he thought he was abusing drugs, Musk said he didn't think so. "You can't really do business if you've taken too much ketamine," he said. "I have a lot of business."


Musk said he recently met Donald Trump in Florida; purely by chance. "I thought I was at breakfast at a friend's house and Donald Trump showed up," he said. "Let's just say he did most of the talking." He said the speech contained nothing "groundbreaking or new." He added that Trump did not ask him for donations.

"President Trump likes to talk, and he did," Musk said. "I don't recall him saying anything he hasn't said publicly."

Musk said he would not endorse or contribute to any presidential candidate but suggested he might reconsider his support later in the political system. He said he wasn't favoring anyone, but added: "I'm distancing myself from Biden, I've made no secrets about that."


Musk said he rejects the so-called "great theory of substitution," a racist belief in its most extreme form that falsely claims that Jews are behind a conspiracy to reduce white influence in the U.S. He argued, based on weak evidence, that the influx of immigrants without permanent legal status tipped the U.S. election in favor of Democrats.

Lemon pointed out that immigrants living in the US without legal authorization cannot vote and therefore cannot favor any political party. Musk said that such people are included in the US Census, thus increasing the registered population of US states with large immigrant populations. In some cases this could theoretically increase the number of congressmen that states can send to the House of Representatives in Washington, but such a reapportionment only happens once a decade.