Elon Musk Shreds Liberal Politician He Says Lied About Him


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Twitter CEO Elon Musk shot down what he said was fake news by former presidential candidate and liberal Ralph Nader.

Nader accused Musk of being a “corporate welfare queen” who had a government grant to assist him in starting Tesla.

“Musk (@elonmusk) started Tesla with a huge U.S. government welfare grant. He has taken taxpayers to the cleaners for his factories and for Starlink. He is a gigantic corporate welfare king masquerading as a capitalist businessman,” Nader said.

Musk responded by saying that Nader was incorrect and that near all of the funding for Tesla came from cash he made on PayPal.

“Ralph Nader, you are lying – shame on you! I personally provided almost all Tesla funding, based on my proceeds from PayPal, from Series A in 2004 until Series C in 2007. In late 2008, I gave Tesla the last money I had. It was that or the company would have died. We closed that funding round at 6pm on Christmas Eve. If we had not closed that round, Tesla would have gone bankrupt 2 days after Christmas. I gave my last money thinking Tesla would probably still die, not thinking that it would be lucrative,” he said.


Musk has been on a roll recently attacking people for spreading what he called fake news.

Musk is hitting back at the media and accusing them of falsely reporting the idea that he is boosting his own tweets on the microblogging website.

“Several major media sources incorrectly reported that my Tweets were boosted above normal levels earlier this week,” the CEO said on Friday. “A review of my Tweet likes & views over the past 6 months, especially as a ratio of followers, shows this to be false.”

“We did have a bug that briefly caused replies to have the same prominence as primary Tweets, but that has now been fixed,” he said.

“For example, despite having ~40M fewer followers back then, I have yet to come anywhere close to this gem,” he said with a photo of the analytics on a tweet in which he quipped that he was going to purchase Coca-Cola.

He answered a Twitter user’s question about a story that was penned in Publisher which said he was using a system that would ensure his tweets were seen first.


“The ‘source’ of the bogus Platformer article is a disgruntled employee who had been on paid time off for months, had already accepted a job at Google and felt the need to poison the well on the way out. Twitter will be taking legal action against him,” he said.

Musk revealed a few months ago that he planned to step down as CEO of the social media platform following a poll that suggested a majority of users want to see him go.

Musk took to Twitter on Tuesday to jokingly announce that there was a “new” CEO running the company — but it was a picture of a dog.

“The new CEO of Twitter is amazing,” he said, adding in another tweet, “So much better than that other guy.”


Back in December, Musk put up a Twitter poll asking users if he should step down as the CEO.

“Should I step down as head of Twitter?” Musk asked in the now-completed survey. “I will abide by the results of this poll.” As of Monday morning, more than 17.5 million votes were cast, with 57.5 percent of respondents wanting him to step down as CEO compared to 42.5 percent who wanted him to remain.

Separately, Musk tweeted, “The question is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive.”

But after other users made some points about who actually drove the results of the survey, Musk appeared to have a change of heart.

“Hey @elonmusk, it’s unwise to run a poll like this when you are now deep state enemy #1,” said Kim Dotcom on Twitter. “They have the biggest bot army on Twitter. They have 100k ‘analysts’ with 30-40 accounts all voting against you. Let’s clean up and then run this poll again. The majority has faith in you.

“I’m hoping that Elon did this poll as a honeypot to catch all the deep state bots,” he added. “The dataset for this poll will contain most of them. Some good data-mining and he could kill them all in one go.”

“Interesting,” Musk responded.


Meanwhile, another user suggested that only those with Twitter Blue checkmarks should be able to vote in polls since they are paying customers, so to speak.

“Blue subscribers should be the only ones that can vote in policy related polls. We actually have skin in the game,” Unfiltered Boss said on Twitter.

Musk replied, “Good point. Twitter will make that change.”

The CEO question came amid a backlash against Musk and Twitter after the platform announced on Sunday “saying that it was going to ban users from being able to promote their other social media accounts on other platforms,” The Daily Wire reported.

“Specifically, we will remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames for the following platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post,” one of the now-deleted tweets said.


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