Tech billionaire Elon Musk said President Biden is “controlled by unions” during a tech conference in California on Tuesday. Musk, who’s expressed anti-union sentiment in the past, took a swipe at the President after his company Tesla was “snubbed” from an August White House summit promoting electric vehicles.
During the Code Conference on Tuesday Musk was asked why he posted a tweet apparently mocking Biden after he didn’t acknowledge Musk’s SpaceX company completing its first all-civilian flight. Musk launched into his complaint over the White House event last month in response.
“Biden held this EV summit, didn’t invite Tesla. Invited GM, Ford, Chrysler and [the United Auto Workers Union],” he said.
“Didn’t mention Tesla once, and praised GM and Ford for leading the EV revolution. Does this sound maybe a little biased or something?” Musk continued, “You know, just- just not the friendliest administration, seems to be controlled by unions as far as I can tell.”
Earlier this month a Twitter user asked Musk why he thought Biden didn’t publicly congratulate his historic SpaceX launch. “He’s still sleeping,” Musk replied in an apparent reference to Donald Trump’s nickname for the president, ‘Sleepy Joe.’ Tesla is the largest maker of EVs in the world, manufacturing exclusively battery-powered vehicles (Daily Mail).
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