Elon Musk Challenges AOC: 'I Dare You to Run the Same Poll with Your Followers'
Tesla CEO polls people about whether they trust politicians or billionaires less
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has set a challenge for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to "dare" ask her supporters whether they trust politicians or billionaires less.
Musk is running a Twitter poll that asks people whether they have less trust in politicians or billionaires.
He then laid down the gauntlet to AOC to run an identical poll on her account.
"Who do you trust less? Real question," Musk wrote when posting the poll.
"@aoc I dare you to run the same poll with your followers," he added in another tweet.
.@aoc I dare you to run the same poll with your followers— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2022
Tech mogul Musk, who plans to purchase Twitter, has been critical of the Democratic Party and said that he plans to vote Republican.
"In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party," Musk tweeted last week.
"But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican.
"Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …"
Musk is the co-founder and CEO of Tesla, a company that produces popular electric vehicles.
"Socialist" Ocasio-Cortez purchased an expensive Tesla in 2020 but wants to shift to an electric vehicle manufactured by workers who are unionized, according to the outlet.
"At the time, it was the only EV that could get me from New York to Washington on like one, or one-and-a-half charges," the lawmaker said.
"I would love to switch."
However, according to AOC's criteria, the only such vehicles she could consider are Ford’s huge F-150 Lightning truck, which will be released later this year, or a Chevy Bolt.
Musk tweeted on Thursday that using "the word 'billionaire' as a pejorative is morally wrong & dumb."
In a follow-up tweet, he added, "If the reason for it is building products that make millions of people happy."
"The degree to which the unions control the Dems is insane," Musk declared in another post.
"It’s like watching a sock puppet 'talk', but the hand inside the sock is way too obvious!"
If the reason for it is building products that make millions of people happy— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 26, 2022
In response to Musk's poll about whether people trust politicians or billionaires less, Jenna Ellis replied, "Billionaires spend their own money. Politicians spend mine."
Someone else replied, "I trust people on a personal to person level, not by blanket statements about a big group."
"Fair," Musk responded.
Fair— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2022