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‘Icing On the Cake’: Miami Mayor Appeals to Musk to Move Twitter There

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


Tesla, Space X and Starlink CEO Elon Musk just got an offer he may not be able to refuse.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez made a pitch during “Fox & Friends Weekend” to have Musk move Twitter to his city and away from high tax California when his purchase is complete.

“So the pitch is you want to move to the city with the lowest taxes, lowest crime rate. Best quality of life that embraces success. You know, cities across America are pushing out-famously- New York pushed out Amazon not too long ago and San Francisco pushed out Elon Musk, we are a city that is fundamentally pro-free market,” the mayor said.

“We believe that the American dream is one where people can do whatever it is that they want to do and be successful. That’s not something you should be ashamed of, it’s not something you should, you know, you should run from or hide from. And so I think that’s one of the things that’s made Miami so unique. We’ve brought so much capital to scale and grow companies here,” he said.

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“We just think that, you know, Elon’s acquisition of Twitter would be a perfect sort of icing on the cake if he were to move it to Miami, because Miami is the freest city in America, the most successful city in America. And I think him bringing Twitter here and revolutionizing Twitter to make it, you know, a better platform is something that would dovetail nicely with Miami,” he said.

It comes after took to the platform yesterday to vow that he will be fighting accusations made against him and Tesla with “street fighter” attorneys.

The accusations have started to appear in the press coincidentally only after Musk made a successful bid to purchase twitter because, he said, he wanted to restore free speech, bashed the left for not wanting free speech for those they disagree with, shredded the Biden administration on a number of topics and vowed to vote Republican.

His company, Tesla, was removed from S&P 500 ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Index because “because of issues including claims of racial discrimination and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles” Reuters reported.

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“Factors contributing to its departure from the index included Tesla’s lack of published details related to its low carbon strategy or business conduct codes, said Margaret Dorn, S&P Dow Jones Indices’ head of ESG indices for North America, in an interview.

“’You can’t just take a company’s mission statement at face value, you have to look at their practices across all those key dimensions,’ she said.”

“Exxon is rated top ten best in world for environment, social & governance (ESG) by S&P 500, while Tesla didn’t make the list! ESG is a scam. It has been weaponized by phony social justice warriors,” Musk said in one tweet after the announcement. “[email protected] has lost their integrity.”

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This week there was another report that hit Musk in which a flight attendant who was hired as a contractor for the corporate jet fleet of Space X said that Musk exposed himself to her years ago, touched her, and offered to purchase a horse for her in exchange for an erotic massage, Business Insider reported.

“Where were these wild accusations against @elonmusk before he took a stand against the establishment?” one twitter user said, which caught the attention of musk and garnered a response.

“Exactly,” he said. “And, for the record, those wild accusations are utterly untrue.”

“But I have a challenge to this liar who claims their friend saw me ‘exposed’ – describe just one thing, anything at all (scars, tattoos, …) that isn’t known by the public. She won’t be able to do so, because it never happened,” he said.

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“Moreover, the ‘friend’ in question who gave the interview to BI, is a far left activist/actress in LA with a major political axe to grind,” he said.

He said he did not respond to the request for comment from Business insider because “it was clear that their only goal was a hit price to interfere with the Twitter acquisition. The story was written before they even talked to me.”

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The report said that he paid the accuser $250,000 and had her sign a nondisclosure agreement, but Ben Shapiro of “The Daily Wire,” himself an attorney, said “That amount of money for a settlement of this sort is absolutely de minimis, and everyone who understands corporate law knows this.

“In other words, when you sue one of the most valuable people on earth and get a settlement of $250,000, that’s nearly always just the guy getting rid of something he considers a nuisance, not an admission of guilt,” he said.

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