Finally, he said it. Since taking office, Joe Biden said the word “Tesla” for the first time. It didn’t come out easily. Elon Musk once taught him how to spell Tesla on Twitter after repeatedly ignoring the electric automaker.
In a speech about US auto manufacturing on Tuesday, Biden said. “Since 2021, companies have announced investments totaling more than $200 billion in domestic manufacturing here in America. From iconic companies like GM and Ford building out new electric vehicle production to Tesla — our nation’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer — to innovative younger companies like Rivian building electric trucks or Proterra building electric buses. We’re seeing the beginning of an American manufacturing comeback.”
President Biden has margined Musk and his company many times. The last time was when he excluded Tesla from US business leaders that included the CEOs of Ford and General Motors.
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The battlefield between Joe Biden and Elon Musk is Twitter. When Biden shared a video of him standing with GM CEO Mary Barra on his Twitter account, Musk commented. “Biden is treating the American public like fools,”. He even called him a “damp [sock] in human form.”
Moreover, Tesla’s fans made a petition asking Biden to “acknowledge Tesla for its hard work.” And it got more than 58,000 signatures.
According to the White House press secretary, the reason for not inviting Tesla to Automaker’s events is that Tesla’s hourly employees aren’t unionized.