One billionaire continues to raise his stock in the eyes of Americans by blasting the COVID-19 lockdown and calling it unconstitutional.
MARCH 6: Elon Musk, the inventor-billionaire called the panic surrounding coronavirus “dumb.”
MARCH 14: The man some consider as one of the smartest on Earth says that the “danger of panic still far exceeds the danger of corona.” At the same time, he promotes chloroquine as an effective treatment.
MARCH 19: He tweets that there would be close to zero new cases of COVID-19 in the United States by the end of April.
According to the CDC, his end of April prediction is wrong, but as a nation, we see the flattening curve, and some states are even preparing to soften their lockdowns or reopen fully.
Throughout the pandemic, Musk has also been posting articles covering doctors inflating COVID-19 case numbers, reports that highlight that the majority of fatalities in Italy were due to other underlying conditions, and commenting on people who compare COVID-19 to the common flu.
Elon Musk has been busy and constantly against the lockdown. On April 29, he went into overdrive slamming the lockdown in a series of tweets and an expletive Tesla conference call.
Billionaire Blasts Lockdown
During the conference call, Elon Musk became more than a billionaire blasting the lockdown, the South African born inventor hammered his point home with expletives and the constitution.
He said: “Frankly, I would call it forcible imprisoning of people in their homes against all of, their constitutional rights, in my opinion. It’s breaking people’s freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong and not why they came to America or built this country. What the f—.”
This outrage wasn’t because his Tesla company performed poorly financially in the first-quarter of 2020, it made a surprising profit. Yet, the forced Tesla electric-car factory shutdowns are undoubtedly part of the billionaire businessman’s concern.
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During the conference call, Musk said: “It will cause great harm, not just to Tesla but to many companies. And while Tesla will weather the storm, there are many companies that will not. Everything people have worked for their whole life is being destroyed in real-time.”
The billionaire-inventor continued: “If somebody wants to stay in their house, that’s great and they should be able to. But to say they cannot leave their house and that they will be arrested if they do, that’s fascist. That is not democratic — this is not freedom. Give people back their goddamn freedom.”
In his latest tweets, Elon Musk has upped his game further, issuing a “FREE AMERICA NOW” call to action and praising Texas for planning to relax lockdown rules immediately.
This billionaire continues to blast the COVID-19 lockdown and it’s impressive.