Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday blasted the Biden administration and Democrats on Twitter, as the world’s wealthiest individual doubled down on his vow to elect Republicans.
Musk in a tweet implicated the Biden administration of doing “everything it can to sideline” and overlook Tesla, regardless of its supremacy in the electrical lorry market.
Musk, who is making a significantly filled effort to purchase Twitter for $44 billion, recommended Thursday that Democrats would target him with a negative campaign after he revealed that he would elect GOP prospects.
“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican,” Musk tweeted Thursday.
“Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …,” he composed, ending the tweet with a “popcorn” emoji.
Hours later on Thursday, Business Insider released a bombshell report detailing accusations that Musk exposed his genital areas to a personal jet flight attendant as he asked her for a complete body massage on a SpaceX flight toLondon The report stated he provided to purchase her a horse for her submission to his supposed sexual demands.
Musk rejected the female’s claims. Insider reported that they were detailed in a composed statement from a buddy of hers, sent to boost a problem the female made to SpaceX’s personnels department.
But neither Musk nor SpaceX have actually rejected Business Insider’s report that the aerospace company he established and runs paid the female $250,000 in severance in exchange for her silence after she grumbled about his supposed conduct.
Musk in a tweet composed, “The attacks against me should be viewed through a political lens – this is their standard (despicable) playbook – but nothing will deter me from fighting for a good future and your right to free speech.”
On Thursday, after Musk tweeted that he anticipated a “dirty tricks campaign against me” following his statement that he would vote Republican, Democratic podcaster Jon Favreau fired back at Musk.
“Hey man, if you want to support a bunch of electric vehicle-hating climate deniers, that’s on you,” tweeted Favreau, who was a speechwriter to President Barack Obama.
“Not sure that it helps the cause that you and your team have dedicated much of your lives to, but I guess you’ll get some attention on Twitter, so there’s that!” Favreau composed.
Musk responded Friday, writing, “Hi Jon! You’re a good dude, but obv die-hard Dem, so have to support the party, but this Adminstration has done everything it can to sideline & ignore Tesla, even though we have made twice as many EVs as rest of US industry combined.”
Earlier today at the All In Summit in Miami, Musk stated he would categorize himself “as a moderate, neither Republican or Democrat,” who “overwhelmingly” chose Democrats in the past.
“I might never have voted Republican. Now, this election? I will,” Musk stated at the occasion.
“The Democratic Party is overly controlled by the unions and the trial lawyers, particularly the class-action lawyers,” he stated.
Musk’s beef with the Biden administration returns to August of in 2015. He was not welcomed to President Joe Biden’s finalizing event for an executive order that contacted car manufacturers to offer more electrical automobiles– however executives from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler were.
“Yeah, seems odd that Tesla wasn’t invited,” Musk tweeted.
It was reported in February that Biden had no instant strategies to welcome Musk to White House conferences with business leaders.
Musk informed CNBC in e-mails that exact same month that Biden was overlooking Tesla in favor of regarding to tradition car manufacturers.
“The notion of a feud is not quite right. Biden has pointedly ignored Tesla at every turn and falsely stated to the public that GM leads the electric car industry, when in fact Tesla produced over 300,000 electric vehicles last quarter and GM produced 26,” Musk stated in the e-mail at the time.
Last month, Musk, GM CEO Mary Barra and other leading car executives met senior Biden administration authorities about electrical lorry charging stations.
— Additional reporting by Lora Kolodny and Brian Schwartz