(ReliableNews.org) – Elon Musk sold about $930 million worth of Tesla, Inc. shares on Monday, November 14. He already offloaded roughly $6.9 billion the previous week after posting a Twitter poll asking users whether he should offload 10 percent of his stake in Tesla. Most recently, Musk took to his Twitter account to rumble with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10% of my Tesla stock.
Do you support this?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 6, 2021
Sanders posted one of his trademark tweets calling on the wealthy elite to “pay their fair share” of taxes — “Period.” Musk responded the following day with a one-two punch. “I keep forgetting that you are still alive [relevant?],” he began. He followed up by asking Sanders if he wanted him to sell more of his Tesla stock. “Just say the word,” Musk concluded.
Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 14, 2021
This online brawl isn’t the first time the two men have sparred publicly. In fact, their online engagement rapidly appears to be turning into a grudge match of sorts.
For instance, the pair clashed in March over space travel. Sanders mentioned although he found the concept “an exciting idea,” what the country needed at the moment was to “focus on Earth and create a progressive tax system” [deliberate use of a pun?] to fund his concept of a socialist utopia. Sanders concluded his post by calling wealth inequality obscene and a “threat” to American democracy.
I am accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary & extend the light of consciousness to the stars
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 21, 2021
Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, responded he was “accumulating [the] resources” to enable human life on multiple planets and to expand the “light” of human “consciousness” to include the stars.
Whatever one may think about Sen. Sanders or Mr. Musk, their public displays can be rather amusing at times.
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