Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk blasted Pres. Joe Biden after his SOTU address, noting his choice to ignore Tesla in favor of GM and Ford’s new EV ventures.
During his speech, Pres. Biden nodded to Ford’s manufacturing in the U.S. While the WH has frequently lauded the efforts of GM and Ford, Tesla — the world’s biggest EV manufacturer — has often been left out. The snubbing might lie in the fact that Tesla isn’t unionized, as White House Media Secretary Jen Psaki hinted this past year when she was asked why Tesla wasn’t invited to an EV summit in which GM and Ford participated in.
On Twitter, Elon Musk again highlighted the Biden Administration’s willingness to ignore his company’s role in promoting EVs.
“Ford is investing about $11B to produce electric vehicles — creating around 11,000 jobs throughout the nation,” read a post from Joe Biden’s Twitter page as the SOTU speech ended. “GM is making the biggest investment it ever has — $7B to produce EVs, creating 4,000 jobs in the state of Michigan.”
“Tesla has created well over 50,000 US jobs producing EVs & is investing over double Ford + GM combined,” Musk had responded as an “fyi to the person that controls this twitter.”
Last month, Elon Musk also went on Twitter and issued a commentary on the high federal budget deficit. He Responded to a recent headline — “Joe Biden Is Going Double Or Nothing On the National Debt By Putting $30 Trillion Bet On The Bengals” — Elon Musk pointed out the fact that the financial consequences of the debt is not a joke.
“America’s true debt, including any unfunded entitlements, is at least around $60 trillion — about three times the size of the total US economy,” he stated.
Indeed, Elon Musk has pointed to the high national debt when arguing that Washington should avoid greenlighting Joe Biden’s plans with domestic spending. “I would say we should can this bill, do not pass it. That is my recommendation,” Musk stated of the $1.75 trillion BBB Act. “If this bill does happen or does not happen, we do not really think about it at all really. Honestly it may be better if this bill does not pass.”
In recent days, Elon Musk has received commendation for helping the Ukrainians during the Russian invasion. Under the leadership of Elon Musk, SpaceX has answered a request from the Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov to supply the country with broadband internet service with the company’s Starlink satellite system.
According to SpaceX, “The Starlink system is ideally suited for regions where connectivity has been undependable or not available at all,” and “people across the world are using Starlink to have access to health services, education and even communications support in natural disasters.”