Rehoboth Beach (United States) (AFP) – US President Joe Biden took his rivalry with businessman Elon Musk to a new level on Friday, wishing the SpaceX founder “good luck” on the moon after expressing pessimism about the US economy.
According to a Reuters report on Friday, Musk told Tesla executives that he had a “very bad feeling” about the US economy.
The billionaire, who has made clear he is not a fan of Biden, added that he wants to cut the electric car maker’s workforce by 10%, Reuters reported.
The Democrat responded to Musk’s comment in the press by pointing to growth among Tesla’s rivals, while celebrating May employment indicators which economists see as a potentially healthy path to a post-pandemic economy.
“Let me tell you, while Elon Musk is talking about it, Ford is increasing its investment significantly … the former Chrysler company, Stylantis, is also making similar investments in electric vehicles,” he said.
“Well, you know, good luck on your journey to the moon,” Biden said of Musk, whose company NASA chose SpaceX to build the probe for the trip to the moon.
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