Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk might have been a supporter and friend of President Joe Biden at one time, but that sentiment seems to be long gone now.
After Musk’s company launched the historic, first-ever, all-civilian space voyage and raised $200 million for St. Jude’s cancer research hospital in the process, all Musk heard from Biden was crickets, and apparently, he’s noticed, The Daily Wire reports.
When a Twitter follower asked Musk about the lack of comment, Musk had a ready answer that shows why Musk is a billionaire and Biden is simply an overpaid public servant.
Tit for tat
“The President of the United States has refused to even acknowledge the 4 newest American astronauts who helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude. What’s your theory on why that is?” the follower asked.
The President of the United States has refused to even acknowledge the 4 newest American astronauts who helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude.
What’s your theory on why that is?
— Ælectric Cyberfarmer (@rhensing) September 19, 2021
“He’s still sleeping,” Musk responded, mockingly.
Biden has continued to snub Tesla and Musk since the launch occurred in September, declining to invite Musk to an electric vehicle summit, purportedly because it doesn’t use union workers.
A political shift
Musk’s apparent defection from the Biden camp probably started during the pandemic when Musk began to disagree with California Democrats’ severe restrictions to try to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
Eventually, Musk moved his operations from California to Texas, and it seems that some of his politics also shifted along the way.
Musk seems to be the first “Big Tech” CEO to be critical of Biden, but it is a defection he can’t afford as his poll numbers tank, and his support among the American people continues to nosedive.
If this trend spreads to other Big Tech companies, Biden and his administration will lose a major source of support — one that may have gained them the election victory in 2020, if polling about Twitter and Facebook’s blackout of the Hunter Biden email story in October 2020 can be believed.
For my part, a return to a fairer way of delivering news would be welcome, and if Biden’s failures can’t accomplish that, then it’s likely that nothing will.