Billionaire Elon Musk has had nothing but criticism for President Joe Biden ever since the Democratic President touted more affordable electric cars from companies like Ford and Chevrolet instead of Musk's Tesla during talks about the infrastructure bill.
One major criticism of electric vehicles is they're priced out of most consumer's reach.
And Tesla's most affordable car got more expensive, while other electric vehicles on the market for the same period dropped in price over the years since they were first introduced.
Biden's pledge to make corporations and the ultra rich pay their fair share of taxes hasn’t been popular with billionaires like Musk and Jeff Bezos either.
Speaking at a Miami, Florida tech conference Tuesday, Musk took another swipe at Biden.
He told attendees:
"The Trump administration, leaving Trump aside, there were a lot of people in the administration who were effective at getting things done."
You can see his comments here:
Tesla CEO Elon Musk goes after Biden:\n\n\u201cThe real president is whoever controls the teleprompter \u2026 There were a lot of people in the [Trump] administration who were effective at getting things done. This administration seems just to not have like the drive to just get shit done.\u201dpic.twitter.com/nc5qjQTaj1— The Recount (@The Recount) 1652810074
While intended as a dig against Biden, people noticed it also seemed to be a dig at former Republican President Donald Trump.
They also asked Musk to name an effective member of the Trump administration and what they were effective at doing.
This is ridiculously, absurdly, demonstrably untrue. Trump people were effective? Got stuff done? What? Infrastructure? Musk has no idea what he\u2019s talking about here and it is amazing that so many people still take what he says seriously. Talk about staying in your lane\u2026sheesh\u2026https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1526622217789919238\u00a0\u2026— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan) 1652851107
Any of us who believe JB is doing a good job, realizes he has 2 Dem Senators & GOP who say no to everything will not abandon him. DT only helped the rich. Nothing EM says will change my vote 4 Dems. I don't trust one GOP member now except Cheney & I still wouldn't vote for her.— irene randall (@irene randall) 1652853780
Elon Musk says 'a lot of people' in the Trump administration 'were effective at getting things done' \u2013 aside from Trump Grifting? Corruption? Tax cuts for the rich? Or does he refer to Stephen Miller putting kids in cages and separating them families?https://www.yahoo.com/news/elon-musk-says-lot-people-155513443.html\u00a0\u2026— Steve G (@Steve G) 1652806818
Riiiight. Has nothing to do with which side wants to charge you more taxes. 🙄
— Autumn (@Gingelle77) May 18, 2022
The idea that the Trump admin was full of effective administrators is woefully out of touch with reality, reflected by the fact that Musk does not name one. My take is that Stephen Miller was the most consequential official, but that\u2019s not a great record on multiple dimensions.https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1526622217789919238\u00a0\u2026— Don Moynihan (@Don Moynihan) 1652843561
This clown just needs to go the hell away.https://news.yahoo.com/elon-musk-says-lot-people-155513443.html\u00a0\u2026— Randy (@Randy) 1652818378
I love it when billionaires cry and spew shit because they are afraid someone will make them pay their damn taxes!
— jon 🇺🇸🇲🇽🇺🇸🇲🇽🇺🇸🇲🇽 (@jonjonhughes) May 17, 2022
Spoiled man-child stays on-brand.\n\nElon Musk says 'a lot of people' in the Trump administration 'were effective at getting things done' \u2013 aside from Trump https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-trump-staffers-were-effective-at-getting-things-done-2022-5\u00a0\u2026 #SmartNews— Bill M \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Bill M \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1652837504
Don't forget talking credit for economic indicators that simply followed positive trajectories from the Obama administration\n\nAnd then refusing any blame when those indicators changed trajectory when covid hit— Teachers don't have to agree w/ your dumb ideas (@Teachers don't have to agree w/ your dumb ideas) 1652851591
“There were a lot of people in the [Trump] administration who were effective at getting things done.” ~~Elon Musk
Agree. Trump & syndicate scammed, protected the privileged & the wealthy. Through intentional manipulation of medical equipment & medication, 100’s of 1000’s died
— G. Singleton (@networkminded) May 17, 2022
He hates Biden for 3 obvious reasons. \n1/Billionaire tax\n2/No more Space Force gravy train\n3/*BIGGEST* The $5B in govt funded charging stations is a massive benefit to his competitors who Biden boosts regularly including this upcoming announcement.https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/05/12/hyundai-to-set-7b-georgia-plant-during-biden-visit.html\u00a0\u2026— \ud83d\uddfdBlondeinBrooklyn\ud83d\uddfd (@\ud83d\uddfdBlondeinBrooklyn\ud83d\uddfd) 1652846721
Infrastructure doesn't matter to @elonmusk ?
Trump was a joke... rolling out "infrastructure week" every time he needed a distraction. He never got it done.
The only legislative accomplishment was tax breaks for guys like you.
— MomsThoughts™ (@MomsThoughts) May 17, 2022
As Trump's "repeal and replace" never got close to happening, and Mexico never paid for the wall, I figure these ravings are solely because Biden is pro-union and wants the ultra-wealthy to pay more in taxes.
Both things Musk is solidly against.
— Balraj (@JustKiss77) May 18, 2022
Don't forget that wonderful Health Care plan.— 'Doc' Baker \ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\ude37 (@'Doc' Baker \ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\ude37) 1652810542
A man with a billion dollars thinks he\u2019s a billion times smarter than a man with 1 dollar.— gasping for breath (@gasping for breath) 1652843063
Musk didn't specify who the effective administration members were, but the Trump administration was plagued by staff turnover and unfilled positions. Some presidentially appointed positions were never officially filled during Trump's one term in office—a period of four years.
The few notable Trump administration officials that stayed in office for the entire four years were Elaine Chao—wife of former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; Ben Carson; Betsy DeVos; Stephen Miller; Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
Effective is not an adjective often used to describe members of that group of Trump staffers.
Controversial and scandal prone were far more likely to be used.