"The rumor that Bill Gates & I are lovers is completely untrue."
Those are the actual words that the CEO of $270 billion Tesla tweeted out on Thursday, probably when he should have been working, in response to comments that Bill Gates made the day prior on CNBC.
Gates had appeared on CNBC to talk about the conspiracy theories associated with the coronavirus pandemic and, in the process, wound up taking a shot at Musk, who has been notoriously wrong about almost all of his coronavirus predictions (for instance, that there would be no new cases by the end of April).
Gates said of Musk: “Elon’s positioning is to maintain a high level of outrageous comments. He’s not much involved in vaccines. He makes a great electric car. And his rockets work well. So he’s allowed to say these things. I hope that he doesn’t confuse areas he’s not involved in too much.”
This, of course, set off Musk, who had to stop whatever humankind-altering project he was working on at the time (monkeys solving Rubik's cubes?) and respond on Twitter. He also wrote "Billy G is not my lover," a lame reference to the Michael Jackson song "Billy Jean".
Recall, back in March we reported that America's favorite
sociopath CEO had Tweeted out that the coronavirus panic was "dumb". Just hours after that, he again took to Twitter to double down on his statement and defend his reasoning using a word salad of half-assed smart-sounding terms that amounted to one giant non-sequitur.
Asked by another Twitter user what his reasoning was for calling the coronavirus panic "dumb", Musk responded by Tweeting:
"Virality of C19 is overstated due to conflating diagnosis date with contraction date & over-extrapolating exponential growth, which is never what happens in reality. Keep extrapolating & virus will exceed mass of known universe!"
We can't believe we're going to say this: but we're rooting for Bill Gates on this one.