President Joe Biden took his on-and-off tensions with billionaire Elon Musk to another level on Friday, wishing the SpaceX founder “good luck” on the Moon after expressing pessimism about the US economy on Earth.
Musk has made it clear he’s not a Biden fan and a Reuters report on Friday told Tesla executives he has a ‘super bad feeling’ about the US economy and wants to shrink. by 10% the workforce of the electric car manufacturer.
Biden, celebrating May jobs data that economists see as potentially pointing to a healthy path for the post-pandemic economy, responded to Musk’s reported comment by pointing to growth among Tesla’s rivals.
“Let me tell you, while Elon Musk is talking about it, Ford is massively increasing its investments,” Biden said.
“The former Chrysler company, Stellantis, is also making similar investments in electric vehicles,” Biden said.
“So, you know, very lucky on his trip to the moon,” Biden said of Musk, whose SpaceX was chosen by NASA to build the lander for a trip to the moon.
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