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Elon Musk called Biden a ‘human-shaped wet sock puppet’ after the president pointed to electric vehicle production by GM and Ford – but not Tesla

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Elon Musk called Biden a ‘human-shaped wet sock puppet’ after the president pointed to electric vehicle production by GM and Ford – but not Tesla

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  • Elon Musk tweeted his frustrations with President Biden for highlighting electric vehicle production by GM and Ford, but not Tesla.

  • Commenting on a video of Biden chatting with GM CEO Mary Barra, Musk called the president a “wet sock puppet in human form.”

  • Musk said earlier this week that GM had “room for improvement” if it was to overtake Tesla in electric vehicle sales by 2025.

Elon Musk brushed off President Biden on Thursday after Biden left Tesla out of a discussion on domestic production of electric vehicles.

“I meant it when I said the future was going to be here in America. Companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here at home than ever before,” Biden said. tweeted Wednesday. The tweet included a video of him speaking with General Motors President and CEO Mary Barra, who discussed the company’s $7 billion investment in manufacturing electric vehicles and battery cells in Michigan.

Musk first commented on the post, “Starts with a T, ends with an A, ESL in the middle.”

Later, a Twitter user commented on Biden’s video, “The madness has taken on national proportions… Shame on Joe Biden and Mary Barra for this lie, it’s so meaningless to be like this.” In response, Musk tweeted“Biden is a wet sock puppet in human form,” using the sock emoji.

As for GM, Musk took a closer look at the company on Wednesday when a Twitter user posted a screenshot of a CNBC report on GM’s attempt to overtake Tesla in electric vehicle sales by 2025, when it had sold only 26 electric vehicles in the last quarter.

“They seem to have some room for improvement,” Musk commented in response.

Musk is not new to criticizing Biden. He torched the centerpiece of the president’s national agenda, a climate and spending plan known as Build Back Better, thought Biden was ‘controlled by unions’ and joked that Biden was ‘still sleeping ‘ when the White House failed to comment on space X’s historic and private spaceflight.

It has not always been so. Right after Biden’s inauguration, Musk told Fortune he was “super excited for the new administration to be focused on climate.” But he lamented America’s de facto gerontocracy, calling for an age limit “just below 70” that would have disqualified Biden and former President Donald Trump.

The world’s richest man was also clear when he disagreed with Trump. He called out Trump’s character in 2016, saying he was unfit to be president. Musk, like many in Silicon Valley and the wider business community, was also outraged by the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords.

But he also sometimes defended Trump.

“It may be controversial, but I really like the idea,” Musk said in 2018 of Trump’s successful subsequent efforts to create a new space-focused military branch called Space Force.

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