Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk criticized President Joe Biden as “not the friendliest administration” after the White Home snubbed his firm final month. Musk’s feedback got here throughout a Code Convention interview and adopted a tweet by which the Tesla CEO mocked Biden utilizing comparable insults as former President Donald Trump.
The Biden administration invited auto executives to the White House last month to debate the shared purpose of accelerating the manufacturing of electrical autos. High officers from Ford, Common Motors, and Stellantis had been invited. However Tesla, which is the biggest EV maker on the earth, was not.
One potential cause that Tesla wasn’t invited is that its manufacturing unit workforce will not be unionized, whereas Biden is an enormous supporter of unions. Throughout the Code interview, Musk went a step additional, claiming that Biden’s administration was “controlled by the unions.”
Tesla has been actively preventing in opposition to an try to arrange Tesla employees on the firm’s Fremont, Calif. plant. Musk himself was discovered to have violated labor law when he tweeted anti-union feedback in 2019.
Musk has been tweaking Biden on Twitter for weeks. Final week, when requested why Biden didn’t difficulty a press release about SpaceX’s current rocket launch, Musk tweeted, “He’s still sleeping,” echoing a Trump nickname for Biden, “Sleepy Joe.”
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On Twitter, a high United Auto Employees official responded to Musk’s feedback:
He must cease whining and simply admit that employees mustn’t must punch out of democracy once they punch into work! Good leaders aren’t afraid of sensible employees however embrace them!
— Cindy Estrada (@CindyEstrada174) September 28, 2021