Tesla CEO Elon Musk ran an interesting poll on Twitter on Thursday asking followers who they trust less, politicians or billionaires, before issuing a dare to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
With more than 2.2 million responses as of this writing, politicians were running away with the title of least trusted, drawing 76 percent of the vote — in the same thread, the world’s richest man also said that he believes a recession is coming and explained why that is “actually a good thing.”
But the thread opened with the following poll:
Who do you trust less? Real question.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 26, 2022
Musk then dared Ocasio-Cortez to run the same poll on her page, tagging her to ensure that she would see the challenge. But the self-avowed socialist lawmaker was apparently too busy standing on the dead bodies of elementary school children to push for gun control laws and promote a message that police only respond to events like a mass shooting with “more violence.”
Ocasio-Cortez commented on the tease in an interview with Bloomberg News afterward, comically declaring that she’d “love to switch” from her purchase of a Tesla but the product is just too damn good to let go. She explained that she bought one of Musk’s vehicles because it was “the only EV that could get me from New York to Washington on like one, or one-and-a-half charges.”
In a now-famous remark some consider the greatest comeback tweet ever, Musk jabbed the Democratic lawmaker last month over a tweet about “some billionaire with an ego problem” controlling a “massive communication platform.”
Flipping AOC’s playbook, Musk tweeted: “Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy.”
Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy ☺️
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2022
“He’s a billionaire. I could care less what he thinks,” Ocasio-Cortez would tell Bloomberg on Wednesday.
The billionaire would later drop a tweet praising the “many insightful comments in the mentions” of his Twitter poll.
Here’s but a sample of a few of those “insightful comments” from Twitter:
Politicians are multicellular parasites. They provide a net deficit to society. Most billionaires provide a net benefit even though many are high on the scamming quotient.
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) May 27, 2022
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who comes near that precious jewel.” Patrick Henry.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 27, 2022
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2022
Billionaires spend their own money.
Politicians spend mine.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) May 27, 2022
I mean I like and trust elon, but all the others? Gates, Bezos, suckerberg? No way!
— Bürger der Vernunft (@BVernunft) May 27, 2022
Billionaires usually had to grind at an idea for their money.
Politicians have to grind for ways to get your money.
— Brandon Herrera (@TheAKGuy) May 26, 2022
Omg, this triggered the fragile, lol.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) May 27, 2022
the politicians work for the billionaires Elon
— Rob (@robrousseau) May 27, 2022
It depends on the politician and billionaire.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) May 27, 2022
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