This is exactly right.
.@ElonMusk: “It’s hard to tell what Biden’s doing, to be frank. The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter … The path to power is the path to the teleprompter … If someone were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it would be like ‘Anchorman,' ‘UUASDF123'” pic.twitter.com/2qJKbaWXNr
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 17, 2022
I think towards the end of that you heard him say that it seems like this administration doesn’t get a lot done, but unfortunately I’d disagree with him on that. They get new disasters accomplished pretty much every day.
Now, according to this, Elon had some unpleasant words for the GOP as well. He said that while Democrats are overly controlled by unions and lawyers, that the GOP is too heavily influenced by “corporate evil and religious zealotry.”
Meanwhile, the deal for Elon to buy Twitter still hangs in limbo, over this argument about how many users are real versus bots. Elon tweeted this morning:
20% fake/spam accounts, while 4 times what Twitter claims, could be *much* higher.
My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate.
Yesterday, Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%.
This deal cannot move forward until he does.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 17, 2022
Yiiiiiiiikes. Time for Twitter to pony up.
Elon also talked about inflation:
“I mean, the obvious reason for inflation is that the government printed a zillion amount of more money than it had, obviously. So it’s like the government can’t just, you know, issue checks far in excess of revenue without there being inflation, you know, velocity of money held constant. If the federal government writes checks, they never bounce. So that is effectively creation of more dollars. And if there are more dollars created, then the increase in the goods and services across the economy, then you have inflation, again, velocity of money held constant. If the government could just issue massive amounts of money and deficits didn’t matter, then, well, why don’t we just make the deficit 100 times bigger? The answer is, you can’t because it will basically turn the dollar into something that is worthless. Various countries have tried this experiment multiple times. Have you seen Venezuela? Like the poor, poor people of Venezuela are, you know, have been just run roughshod by their government.”
If you think the US is somehow safeguarded or protected or shielded in some way from becoming Venezuela, you’re high.