Ancient Mesopotamians might have been interested to know that someday a world leader would offer them protection for their genius invention.

During a CNBC interview in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, U.S. President said that we must “protect our genius,” citing Elon Musk, Thomas Edison, and the inventor of the wheel as examples.

Trump, who is in Davos for the World Economic Forum this week, was praising Tesla CEO Musk for both his car and SpaceX businesses following some problems in recent years.

“I was worried about him, because he’s one of our great geniuses, and we have to protect our genius,” Trump said of Musk. “You know, we have to protect Thomas Edison, and we have to protect

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