Elon Musk has deleted a late night tweet that compared Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Adolf Hitler.
The tweet was posted at 11:46pm PST Wednesday night, and shared a picture of Hitler with the caption “Stop comparing me to Justin Trudeau. I had a budget.”
The comparison drew quick condemnation from other users to even the official Twitter account of the Auschwitz Memorial.
Using the image of Adolf Hitler & therefore exploiting the tragedy of all people who suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany created by him is sad & disturbing. It disrespects the memory of all victims & hurts many people.
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) February 17, 2022
The American Jewish Committee also issued a statement before the tweet was deleted, questioning Musk’s judgment and demanding the CEO apologize.
“Once again, Elon Musk has exercised extremely poor judgment by invoking Hitler to make a point on social media. He must stop this unacceptable behavior. Musk may believe posting a meme comparing Justin Trudeau to a genocidal dictator who exterminated millions is an appropriate way to criticize policies he disagrees with. It is not. It never is. Musk must apologize and find other ways to voice his displeasure.”
Musk has not yet issued an apology at the time of publication.
Musk has previously shown support for the truckers, tweeting on January 27, 2022 “Canadian truckers rule.”
The truckers have been protesting across Canada against recent mandates which says they must be fully vaccinated to cross the border from the United States into Canada.
The protests have led to Trudeau imposing The Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history. which gives the government the power to freeze bank accounts of people or groups they believe are tied to the truckers.