Elon Musk has found a new enemy this week, and we tend to agree with him.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has upbraided tech guru Bill Gates over the investment strategy Gates has pursued concerning Tesla, which makes electric cars.
Amid a Twitter conversation Friday, Musk said that he asked Gates why he was short-selling Tesla stock. Short-selling is a tactic used when investors expect a stock price to fall.
“I heard from multiple people at TED that Gates still had half billion short against Tesla, which is why I asked him, so it’s not exactly top secret,” Musk said.
He confirmed that a text conversation posted on Twitter was real.
“Yeah, but I didn’t leak it to NYT. They must have got it through friends of friends.”
The conversation shows Musk asking Gates, “Do you still have a half billion dollar short position against Tesla?”
“Sorry to say I haven’t closed it out. I would like to discuss philanthropy possibilities,” Gates replied.
Musk then ended the exchange.
“Sorry, I cannot take your philanthropy on climate change seriously when you have a massive short position against Tesla, the company doing the most to solve climate change,” he said.
Gates had made a similar comment in a 2021 interview with The New York Times.
“Well, it’s important to say that what Elon did with Tesla is one of the greatest contributions to climate change anyone’s ever made. And you know, underestimating Elon is not a good idea,” Gates said then.
However, elsewhere in the interview, Gates suggested that his vision of climate change requires more than electric vehicles
“[H]aving near term goals is very important. But if that’s all you focus on, then you’ll only work on the easy stuff, like passenger cars — which Tesla and others have done great work there. That we can see eventually that the extra cost, what I call the green premium, will be very low. But we’re basically not doing enough on the hard stuff: steel, cement, meat. And sadly, the things people think about — the electricity, passenger cars — are a third of the problem. So we have to work on the two-thirds,” Gates said then.
Musk had sent a pointed tweet about Gates in 2020 when asked about why Gates had chosen an electric Porsche instead of a Tesla.
gates is a greedy , evil globalist! Needs to be stopped! Besides, if I had the money Musk has, I would NEVER do business with a pedophile!
Like Musk, Hate Gates. It’s like the difference between Hanoi Jane and Audie Murphy, God bless Elon and God damn Gates, but anybody who thinks Tesla or any other electric car “saves”: the environment hasn’t got a clue about engineering and manufacturing and thinks electricity comes out of the wall.
Sorry Elon. You make some niftty rich boy’s play things but viable transportation for the cast majority of We the People?,,,Fagedaboudid. and they take a LOT of those terrible polluting raw materials to make and leave behind environmentally damaging waste when they wear out.
Replacing a couple of fossil fuel plants with one nuclear plant would do more the “help” the environment then all the Tesla cars built to date and all that will be built for the next 30 years but the wokies tell us we cannot have any nuclear plants and what they want, they get.
Newsflash for the snowflakes-
Electricity does NOT come from the wall at your mommie’e house and without generated electricity, electric cars can’t get out of the driveway,,,,,,and wind and solar will NEVER be half as reliable as nuclear power, so if you want to drive a car every day you better come up with a better plan then brandon and buttplug and the rest of the woke greenies have because it will NEVER work.