Elon Musk Makes Fun of Biden After Historic FlightOctober 21, 2021
Millionaire Elon Musk had a few things to say about President Joe Biden after finishing his record-breaking Space X mission three-day flight.
After a reporter asked The Tesla founder and CEO why the president hadn’t offered him and his team congratulations on the successful flight, he responded that the president was likely “still sleeping.” He also made a reference to a nickname created by Donald Trump, “Sleepy Joe.
Musk and three civilian tourists hovered in outer space for three days. And while Musk doesn’t seem to be one of Biden’s greatest fans, he cannot deny the fact that Biden is partially responsible for making his space mission happen.
NASA awarded Musk’s company SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract — something that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos couldn’t even pull off. Tesla has also benefitted from tax credits that helped his company stay afloat. It was Biden, who in fact, supported a $7,500 tax credit that helped buyers secure electric vehicles from Tesla.
During the space flight, Musk received a number of congratulatory tweets from all over the world. Musk says he is extremely satisfied with the mission and looks forward to sending even more civilians into outer space.
The Way and Means Committee also recently passed legislation that would provide additional tax credits to companies who make electric vehicles (EV). Since Tesla makes EVs exclusively, this will be highly beneficial.
Another issue that may have ruffled the feathers of Musk is the idea that no representatives of his company were invited to a White House event held by Biden. It was during this meeting that Biden announced new and tougher rules regarding emissions. While Musk may have seen it as a slight, Tesla’s non-union status prevented them from receiving an invitation.
Even though Biden’s tenure has been short, he is a very union-friendly president. Ford, General Motors, and Sellantis, all union companies, meet with him on a regular basis. In the meantime, Tesla is still sitting pretty and reaping all the rewards of space flight. When asked about future space flights, Musk says they should happen very soon. He says he looks forward to helping any person, regardless of financial status, participate in a flight.