I never quite understood the adoration that this guy receives. He’s a billionaire, and like most billionaires, only cares about his wealth and ego.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is urging states across the country to put an end to lockdowns aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.
In a series of tweets early Wednesday, Musk posted phrases like “FREE AMERICA NOW” and “Give people their freedom back” in response to the lockdowns, which have been in place throughout much of the country amid the pandemic.
As the global COVID-19 outbreak began to take hold in the United States last month, a number of governors issued stay-at-home orders requiring people to avoid unnecessary travel and large gatherings in an effort to mitigate the spread of the disease. Many states also ordered nonessential businesses to close up shop for a time as part of the directives.
Many of those orders are set to expire at the start of May as President Trump and other leaders look to boost the economy after several weeks of mass closures in much of the nation.
In one of his tweets on Wednesday, Musk cheered Texas after its governor, Republican Greg Abbott, said this week that his stay-at-home executive order would expire on Thursday.
This was Elon back in early March:
The coronavirus panic is dumb
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2020
There were about 12 total death in the US when he tweeted that. There have been about 60,000 deaths since that tweet.