Tesla’s Elon Musk Rants Again; Calls Lockdowns Forcible Imprisonment And ‘Fascist’

Tesla’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk is at it again. This time, he called the coronavirus lockdowns unconstitutional, outrageous and fascist. “I would call it forcibly imprisoning people in their homes against all their constitutional rights — that’s my opinion,” Musk said in a call with investors on Wednesday. The famously mercurial CEO said the shelter-in-place orders from authorities — designed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus — are “breaking people’s freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong and not why people came to America or built this country.” He followed that with a phrase featuring an expletive. Musk’s unscripted remarks came during a call to discuss strong financial results, with Tesla reporting its third consecutive quarterly profit despite major disruption caused by the coronavirus. Tesla’s auto plant in Fremont, Calif., is currently shut down, along with all the other major U.S. auto assembly plants. Tesla halted production after initially defying Alameda County


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