Elon Musk is a busy man these days, lording over not only Tesla and SpaceX, but also attempting to purchase social media giant Twitter for the unfathomable price of $44 billion.
That deal is on hold for the moment, however, as Musk and Twitter try to iron out the reality regarding just how many accounts on the popular site are real and how many are bots.
In the meantime, Musk appears to be throwing his influence around in the political space, this week taking aim at President Joe Biden.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose purchase of Twitter remains ongoing, slammed President Biden in a podcast interview Monday and warned that if the government continues printing money, inflation will get worse and the U.S. might follow the path of Venezuela.
Musk, who said he has voted “overwhelmingly for Democrats,” slammed the Democratic Party and Biden in particular. He suggested that Biden is something of an empty suit.
“The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter,” the Tesla CEO said. “The path to power is the path to the teleprompter.”
“I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like Anchorman,” the CEO added, referencing the 2004 film in which Ron Burgundy reads whatever is written on the teleprompter, even if it would ruin his career.
And that wasn’t all:
“This administration doesn’t seem to get a lot done,” Musk said. “The Trump administration, leaving Trump aside, there were a lot of people in the administration who were effective at getting things done.”
Musk has long been a bit of an eccentric, and his recent foray into political observation may very well be his latest phase of being.