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Musk slams Biden for fawning over Big Three automakers, says president treats Americans like fools

Tesla CEO Elon Musk ripped into President Biden, saying he is “treating the American public like fools” after the president met with the heads of rivals General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co.

Mr. Biden held a roundtable this week with GM CEO Mary Barra, Ford CEO Jim Farley and others to drum up assist for his stalled $1.75 trillion social welfare and local weather invoice that included large spending on electrical autos.

The large spending package deal would improve the $7,500 tax credit score for electrical autos to $12,500 if they’re made in a union-run plant.

Mr. Musks’ plans aren’t unionized.

After the assembly, Mr. Biden launched a video with Ms. Barra saying “companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here than ever before.”

Mr. Musk slammed the president on Twitter, calling him “a damp (sock) puppet in human form.” He later wrote that “Biden is treating the American public like fools.”

The White House didn’t reply to a request for remark.

Tesla sells the overwhelming majority of electrical autos within the U.S., although GM and Ford are making sturdy strikes to spice up their manufacturing.

As Mr. Biden pitches insurance policies geared toward growing electrical automobile gross sales, he has incessantly appeared with leaders from GM, Ford and Stellantis NV, three automakers whose employees are members of the United Auto Workers Union.

Tesla, in the meantime, has actively fought unionization efforts at its vegetation, leaving him on the outs with Mr. Biden.

Mr. Musk has beforehand vented his frustration about being ignored by the administration. He is the one different main automaker headquartered within the U.S. and is a pioneer within the electrical automobile sector.

He has complained that the White House is “controlled by unions” and that it’s “not the friendliest administration.”

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