As Elon Musk awaits the conclusion of an investigation into Twitter’s actual user count, the eccentric billionaire is taking a quick detour into the political fray.
Musk, who is reportedly set to purchase Twitter for $44 billion, is concerned that the social media giant’s user numbers are greatly inflated due to the ongoing prevalence of “bots” on the network. This worry has the deal on a temporary hold.
And so, in his downtime, Musk is taking potshots at POTUS.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose purchase of Twitter remains ongoing, slammed President Biden in a podcast interview Monday and warned that if the government continues printing money, inflation will get worse and the U.S. might follow the path of Venezuela.
Musk, who said he has voted “overwhelmingly for Democrats,” slammed the Democratic Party and Biden in particular. He suggested that Biden is something of an empty suit.
“The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter,” the Tesla CEO said. “The path to power is the path to the teleprompter.”
“I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like Anchorman,” the CEO added, referencing the 2004 film in which Ron Burgundy reads whatever is written on the teleprompter, even if it would ruin his career.
And, what’s more:
“This administration doesn’t seem to get a lot done,” Musk said. “The Trump administration, leaving Trump aside, there were a lot of people in the administration who were effective at getting things done.”
Musk has been a lightning rod of controversy of late, particularly in Democratic circles, and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.