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Tesla’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk is back. This time he called the coronavirus blockages unconstitutional, outrageous and fascist.
“I would say it is forcibly imprisoning people at home against all their constitutional rights – that is my opinion,” Musk said in an appeal to investors on Wednesday.
Famous CEO Mercurial said authorities’ on-site shelter orders – designed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus – “are horribly and mistakenly breaking people’s freedoms and not why people came to America or build this country ”. He followed this up with a sentence featuring an explanatory.
Musk’s unwritten remarks came during a call to discuss strong financial results, Tesla declaring its third consecutive quarterly profit despite a major disruption caused by the coronavirus.
Tesla’s auto plant in Fremont, California is currently closed, along with all other major auto assembly plants in the United States. Tesla stopped production after initially defying the Alameda County on-site shelter order, which called on all non-core companies to suspend operations.
Musk downplayed the virus last month, Tweeter according to March 19 trends, there would be “probably” “close to zero new cases” in the United States “in late April”, which was not the case.
More recently, it has acclaimed texas for lifting certain limits on business, and tweeted, “FREE AMERICA NOW. “
Musk’s inability to control his impulses has occasionally caused him trouble. A few years ago, he paid a $ 20 million fine for tweeting that he had obtained funding to take Tesla privately. He once called the short sellers “assholes who want to [Tesla] to die for, “and he has struggled with prominent short sellers on Twitter.
Musk on Wednesday called fascist and “undemocratic” to order people to stay at home.