Elon Musk finally responded to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook attack ads over the last few days. Musk noted that the people of Massachusetts deserve someone better to represent them in the US Senate.
The great state of Massachusetts deserves someone better
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 17, 2021
The spat started last week when Warren attacked Musk after Time magazine named the Tesla CEO Person of the Year. Warren tweeted out, “Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else”.
Musk responded with a torrent of tweets, including calling Warren Senator Karen.
Senator Warren looked to take advantage of the spat, spending thousands of dollars on six Facebook ads that attached Musk. Each ad is slightly different, but they all have the same message, calling Musk a “freeloading billionaire” who avoids paying taxes.
The ads all end with noting that it was ‘time for a wealth tax’, and asking supporters to donate $10 to the cause.
You can take a look at the ads for yourself on this thread by Dave Lee:
1/ calling Elon a whining baby and scared. pic.twitter.com/OII24Nio6J
— Dave Lee (@heydave7) December 18, 2021
At least to say, Musk is not a favourite of the Democrats these days. Whether it is Senator Warren or Senator Sanders, the old guard of the Democratic party appears to be using Musk’s fame and notoriety for their own political gain.
It is curious, as Musk is one of the few billionaires actually to come out and say his financial position. Musk will also become the first person in U.S. history to pay over $15 billion in taxes for this year.
Others, including the vast majority of tech billionaires, shy away and don’t engage the public on their finances.
They will ask this:
Why is the Democratic Party so focused on attacking @elonmusk when Elon is an ally who is actually doing more to fight the climate crisis than the politicians who have lost focus? https://t.co/T76afRLFXM
— Johnna Crider (@JohnnaCrider1) December 16, 2021