- Elon Musk really doesn’t like Joe Biden.
- On Christmas Eve, Musk criticized the president for excluding Tesla from the 2021 White House EV Summit.
- Musk has often brought up the incident whenever he criticizes Biden.
It seems Joe Biden was very much on Elon Musk’s mind this Christmas.
Tesla’s CEO spent his Christmas vacation criticizing the US president’s treatment of his company.
“Let’s not forget the White House giving Tesla the cold shoulder, excluding us from the EV summit and crediting GM with ‘leading the electric car revolution’ in the same quarter they delivered 26 electric cars (not a typo) and Tesla delivered 300,000. ,” Musk wrote on X Sunday.
Musk expanded on his criticism of Biden the next day by accusing Biden of being beholden to unions.
“Most of the Democratic Party is controlled by unions – they have way more clout than environmentalists – and Biden in particular (he freely admits),” Musk wrote in another Message on Christmas Day, while reposting a speech Biden gave in May 2021.
“In Biden’s speech, posted on WhiteHouse.gov, he literally says ‘the UAW elected me,'” Musk continued. “The White House’s cold attitude started long before I ‘said controversial things’.”
Tesla’s exclusion from Biden’s 2021 EV summit was a huge problem for Musk.
The unpredictable billionaire has often referenced the incident, including at the New York Times Dealbook Summit last month.
“They held an electric vehicle summit at the White House and specifically refused to let Tesla attend. Biden added insult to injury and publicly declared that GM was leading the electric car revolution,” said Musk to moderator Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Bad will between the two men would likely explain Musk’s shifts in political allegiance.
The billionaire, who previously said he supported Barack Obama, told Sorkin at the same summit that he would not vote for Biden’s re-election.
In November 2022, Musk expressed his support for Republican presidential candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
“My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would be the case for the Biden administration, but I have been disappointed so far,” Musk said in a communicated. Message at the time.
Representatives for Musk and Biden did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s requests for comment sent outside of normal business hours.
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