Elon Musk rebuffs and wants to "free" Tesla

Elon Musk, in Washington, March 9, 2020.
Elon Musk, in Washington, March 9, 2020. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP

The hot Elon Musk is not one of those fathers who take parental leave. Five days after the birth of his sixth child – a sixth boy – the Tesla CEO threatened on May 9 to leave California if the authorities continue to prohibit him from reopening the factory in Fremont, near San Francisco, where are manufactured his electric cars.

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On his Twitter thread, followed by 33.9 million people, the entrepreneur attacked the behavior "Medically irrational and irrational" county public health officials. While he had decided to relaunch Friday May 8 production of Tesla, stopped since March 23, they ordered him to refrain and wait like everyone else the deconfinement, scheduled for May 18 .

"This violation of constitutional freedoms by unelected officials must stop", thundered Elon Musk, threatening to relocate the company's headquarters to neighboring Nevada, or Texas, California's great rival. With 20,000 employees – including 10,000 in Fremont, Tesla is the first manufacturing company in the Golden State. "If we even keep any activity at Fremont, it will depend on how Tesla is treated in the future", exploded the entrepreneur.

"Fascist" measures

Also on Twitter, elected Democrat of the California Assembly Lorena Gonzalez recommended the billionaire to go "Get f …". Criticized for her language, she explained her frustration. "California has heavily subsidized a company that has always looked down on worker safety, been anti-union and tried to pressure public servants. "

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, Elon Musk, 48, has not given up, especially against the fact that Tesla has not been recognized as an actor "Essential" economy. Presenting the quarterly results to shareholders, he discussed "Fascists" containment measures, joining the ranks of supporters of Donald Trump who demand the "Liberation" states where the reopening of the economy has not yet been authorized.

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The billionaire in a t-shirt "Occupy Mars" and her partner, Canadian grunge singer Grimes, may have another reason to complain about California. Their baby's name – X Æ A-12 Musk (pronounce Ex Ash A Twelve) – is unlikely to be approved by civil status. According to the regulations, the first name of a newborn can only be made up of letters of the English alphabet …

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