A California assemblywoman has drawn outrage with a blunt attack on Tesla’s plans to quit the Golden state — tweeting, “F–k Elon Musk.”
Lorena Gonzalez sent the tweet late Saturday night shortly after Musk, 48, said he would move his pioneering tech company to either Texas or Nevada because of an ongoing spat about reopening in California.
The progressive Democrat’s blunt message sparked outrage by many of her followers, with her being called “classless” and an embarrassment to the communities she represents.
Others also noted the irony in her choice of words given that local politicians are the reason Musk wants to quit California.
“You already did. That’s why he’s leaving,” @JimJollyRogers shot back to Gonzalez’s message.
Another, Richard James, sniped, “Yeah. Screw the guy who has actually created a company and jobs and accomplished something. To hell with anyone who has actually made the world a better place.”
He added sarcastically, “He should be more like politicians who only know how to screw things up and have accomplished nothing.”
Musk has repeatedly voiced his frustrations over California’s “fascist” handling of the coronavirus and the closure of Tesla’s factories.
He says Tesla plans to sue Alameda County, whose health officials prohibited the opening despite Gov. Gavin Newsom easing lockdown measures statewide.