by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Matthew Miller of the Washington Examiner highlights Elon Musk’s recent criticism of President Biden.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk had some choice words for President Joe Biden on Twitter.
On Thursday, Musk, CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla, responded to a tweet from Biden in which the president listed General Motors and Ford as key players in the production of electric vehicles — but excluded Tesla. The tweet features a video of Biden discussing EV manufacturing with GM CEO Mary Barra.
“I meant it when I said the future was going to be made right here in America. Companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here at home than ever before,” Biden tweeted.
Musk responded by tweeting, “Starts with a T Ends with an A ESL in the middle.”
Musk then retweeted a quote tweet from user Kim Paquette, who said, “Honestly how does he say this with a straight face. Shame on you President Biden for trying to cancel a great American company and rewrite EV history. No one is buying this. What an embarrassment for the United States,” in response to Biden’s tweet.
Musk responded, “Biden is treating the American public like fools.”
Musk agreed with another user, Eva Fox, who also cast “shame on Biden.”
“Biden is a damp [sock] puppet in human form,” Musk wrote, responding to Fox’s tweet.
Musk is no stranger to provocative statements. Donna Martinez took note of Musk in December.
Elon Musk is a fascinating big ideas guy. His big ideas have resulted in thousands upon thousands of jobs, not to mention new technologies that enhance our lives and life experience. In fact, one of my family members works for a firm whose key contract is with SpaceX, Musk’s space exploration company. She is a direct beneficiary of one man’s dreams, actions, and risk-taking.
Musk is unconventional for sure, but the more I learn about the man, the more ardent I am that we can learn a lot from him. He’s fiercely independent, doesn’t shy from competition, dismisses naysayers, and doesn’t seem to care what others think of him. We should all take those qualities to heart.