US President Joe Biden reacted dismissively to a gloomy economic forecast by Tesla boss Elon Musk and wished him a good flight to the moon in this context. Musk said in an internal email that he had a “super bad feeling” about the economy. He also announced layoffs.
When asked about this on Friday, Biden referred to investments and the construction of new electric vehicles by competitor Ford. This is also hiring 6,000 employees, the President told journalists. “So, you know, good luck for his trip to the moon.” Musk immediately responded on Twitter with “Thank you, Mr. President!” and a link to an order from the US space agency Nasa for his space company SpaceX.
Musk recently turned to political issues on Twitter, breaking with Biden’s Democrats. In the past he voted for the party because it was predominantly the party of kindness, he wrote in mid-May. “But they have become the party of division and hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republicans.”
Congressional elections will be held in the United States in November. The Democrats are under pressure, among other things, because of the comparatively high inflation.