Tesla boss Elon Musk blows up Biden, Democrats on Twitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk blew up the Biden administration and Democrats on Friday Twitterwhile the richest man in the world doubled his vote to vote for the Republicans.

Musk in a tweet accused the Biden administration of doing “whatever it can to put aside” and ignoring Tesla, despite its dominance in the electric vehicle industry.

Musk, who is making an increasingly difficult attempt to buy Twitter for $ 44 billion, suggested Thursday that Democrats would target him with a smear campaign after announcing he would vote for GOP candidates.

“I voted Democrat in the past, because they were (mostly) the party of kindness. But they’ve become the party of division and hatred, so I can’t support them anymore and I’m going to vote Republican,” Musk tweeted Thursday.

“Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …” he wrote, ending the tweet with a “popcorn” emoji.

Hours after Thursday, Business Insider released a bombshell report detailing allegations that Musk exposed her genitals to a flight attendant on a private jet while asking for a full body massage on a SpaceX flight to London. The report said she had offered to buy her a horse for her compliance with her alleged sexual demands.

Musk denied the woman’s claims. Insiders said they were detailed in a written statement from a friend of hers filed to support a complaint filed by the woman with SpaceX’s human resources department.

But neither Musk nor SpaceX denied Business Insider’s report that the aerospace company he founded and operated paid the woman $ 250,000 in exchange for her silence after she complained about her alleged conduct.

Musk tweeted: “Attacks on me should be viewed through a political lens – this is their standard (despicable) playbook – but nothing will stop me from fighting for a good future and your right to free speech.” .

On Thursday, after Musk tweeted that he expected a “dirty tricks campaign against me” following his announcement that he would vote Republican, Democratic podcaster Jon Favreau returned fire on Musk.

“Hey man, if you want to support a group of climate deniers who hate electric vehicles, it’s up to you,” tweeted Favreau, who was a speech writer for the president. Barack Obama.

“I’m not sure it helps the cause that you and your team have dedicated most of your lives to, but I guess you’ll get some attention on Twitter, so there you have it!” Favreau wrote.

Musk replied on Friday, writing, “Hi Jon! You’re a good guy, but obviously diehard Dem, so you have to support the party, but this administration has done everything possible to push aside and ignore Tesla, even though we’ve done twice as much. electric vehicles than the rest of the US industry put together. “

Earlier this week at the All In Summit in Miami, Musk said he would classify himself as “moderate, neither Republican nor Democrat,” who has previously voted “overwhelmingly” for Democrats.

“I may never have voted Republican. Now, this election? I will,” Musk said at the event.

“The Democratic Party is overly controlled by unions and trial lawyers, especially class action lawyers,” he said.

Musk’s beef with the Biden administration dates back to August last year. He wasn’t invited to President Joe Biden’s signing ceremony for an executive order calling on automakers to sell more electric vehicles, but executives from General Motors, ford and Chrysler were.

“Yeah, it seems odd that Tesla wasn’t invited,” Musk tweeted.

In February, it was reported that Biden had no immediate plans to invite Musk to White House meetings with business leaders.

Musk told CNBC in emails that same month that Biden was ignoring Tesla in favor of paying attention to legacy automakers.

“The notion of a feud is not entirely correct. Biden deliberately ignored Tesla at all times and falsely claimed to the public that GM leads the electric car industry, when in fact Tesla produced over 300,000 electric vehicles in the last quarter and GM produced 26, ”Musk said in the email at the time.

Last month, Musk, GM CEO Mary Barra, and other senior automotive executives met with senior Biden administration officials about electric vehicle charging stations.

– Additional reporting of Lora Kolodny Other Brian Schwartz