Musk slams Biden for failing to mention Tesla in SOTU speech: Elon says his firm has created over 50,000 jobs and invested more than double GM and Ford after President praised the two car companies for their electric vehicles
- Elon Musk fired back at president Joe Biden for lauding General Motors and Ford during his State of the Union address, yet failing to mention Tesla
- The president also tweeted that Ford has invested $11 billion and created 11,000 jobs, while GM is investing $7 billion and created 4,000 jobs
- The Tesla CEO said his company has created 50,000 jobs and invested more than double of both companies combined
- Musk called the president a ‘damp sock puppet’ in January after not being invited to a White House meeting about electric cars
Billionaire Elon Musk has once again taken a dig at Joe Biden after the President lauded his competitors General Motors and Ford during the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, but didn’t mention Tesla.
The president tweeted on Tuesday night that Ford is investing $11 billion and creating 11,000 jobs in the electric vehicle market, while GM is investing $7 billion and created 4,000 jobs.
Musk replied by touting Tesla, saying his company has created over 50,000 jobs and has invested more than double of both General Motors and Ford combined.
‘Ford is investing $11B to build electric vehicles—creating 11,000 jobs across the country. GM is making the largest investment in its history—$7B to build electric vehicles, creating 4,000 jobs in Michigan,’ the president’s Twitter account posted on Tuesday night.
‘Tesla has created over 50,000 US jobs building electric vehicles & is investing more than double GM + Ford combined. [fyi to person controlling this twitter],’ Elon Musk tweeted in response.
Elon Musk fired back at President Joe Biden on Twitter after Biden lauded General Motors and Ford during his State of the Union address, yet failed to mention Tesla
The president said that Ford has invested $11 billion and created 11,000 jobs, while GM is investing $7 billion and created 4,000 jobs
Musk replied by touting Tesla, saying his company has created over 50,000 jobs and has invested more than double of both General Motors and Ford combined
‘Nobody is watching the State of the Union,’ Musk told CNBC in an email, declining to comment further on his reaction to Biden’s comments. He previously told the news outlet that the ‘Biden has pointedly ignored Tesla.’
The Tesla CEO, who also founded SpaceX, and Biden have been at each other’s throats in the past, most recently in January when Musk calling the president a ‘damp sock puppet in human form’ after he wasn’t invited to a meeting at the White House focusing on electric vehicles.
Musk has yet to be invited to a meeting with other corporate leaders in the electric vehicle industry and Biden allegedly has no plans to invite him any time soon, over half a dozen sources close to the matter told CNBC.
Biden’s advisors privately pushed back against inviting Musk to such events because they worry the eccentric executive will say something that might embarrass the president or administration, the sources told CNBC.
Should he ever be invited to a White House event, Musk told the news outlet that Biden has ‘nothing to worry about. I would do the right thing.’