Far be it for us to agree with anything Elon Musk says, but when he called President Joe Biden a sock puppet on Twitter yesterday, we had to chuckle.
The Tesla CEO technically referred to Biden as a “damp sock puppet in human form” in a Twitter tirade he published on Thursday. Musk's ire was a result of "the US president’s photo-op with General Motors chair Mary Barra," according to RT.
The photo-op was posted on President Biden's official Twitter account earlier this week:
I meant it when I said the future was going to be made right here in America. Companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here at home than ever before. pic.twitter.com/5E3ecA93MR— President Biden (@POTUS) January 27, 2022
In the video, Biden is seen praising GM's planned investment in EV manufacturing in the United States. Musk, meanwhile, whether you like him or not, can likely be credited with moving the U.S. and the world closer to the adoption of EVs more than anybody in recent history.
Musk took a jab at Biden for not mentioning Tesla in his remarks. "Starts with a T, Ends with an A, ESL in the middle," Musk wrote.
Starts with a T— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2022
Ends with an A
ESL in the middle
"Biden is treating the American public like fools," he later Tweeted.
Biden is treating the American public like fools— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2022
Musk hasn't been shy in making his political stance known over the last year or two. Hours before this exchange with Biden, Musk urged Canadian truckers and those support the anti-vaccine mandate in Canada to "vote them out", referring to the country's liberal political leaders.
"If you scare people enough, they will demand removal of freedom. This is the path to tyranny," Musk wrote. "Canadian truckers rule."
Musk has previously said that the unvaccinated are "taking a risk, but people do risky things all the time."
"I believe we've got to watch out for the erosion of freedom in America," he commented to Time last year.