Elon Musk (50) supplies fuel again!
The tech billionaire is increasingly revealing views that align him with the right-wing political spectrum in the United States. He wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that the US Democrats had become a “party of division and hatred”. This is why he will vote for the Republicans in the future.
In response to a professor, the boss of electric car maker Tesla also denounced elite Yale University as “the epicenter of the intellectual woke virus trying to destroy civilization”.
Musk was immediately applauded for his comments by right-wing MP Lauren Boebert (35) – a supporter of former President Donald Trump (75) and a supporter of wildly lax gun laws that oppose lockdown measures corona protection, abortion, gay marriage and the switch to renewable energy are rising. “Welcome to the good Elon page,” she wrote on Twitter.
Musk said he used to vote for the Democrats “because they were (largely) the kindness party.” He also wrote that a “campaign of dirty tricks” could now be expected against him, suggesting it was linked to his political statements.
In fact, the media has been reporting for some time that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Musk’s current takeover attempt on Twitter. Among other things, he announced that he had reached the 5% stake mark eleven days later than needed for his stock purchases. This saved Musk money: By breaking the rules, he was able to buy cheaper stocks within eleven days, because when his Twitter entry went public, the price immediately jumped.
Musk has agreed with Twitter’s board to acquire the online service for around $44 billion. Over the past few days, however, he has accused Twitter of misrepresenting the number of fake accounts and bot accounts. This caused shares on Twitter to plummet. Until now, it was unclear whether Musk would now try to lower the price or set the stage for an exit from the deal.