Column: Elon Musk takes Twitter exactly where we thought he would — into the sewer
A man who goes out of his way to trash a competitor’s product and then posts his own rebuttals in public is taking a particular path of action. He’s taking the Twitterverse where we thought he would — to the sewer.
Tesla Motors cofounder and CEO Elon Musk first took the Twitterverse when he was just Elon Musk. He posted his tweets under the name of Jack White and became one of the most followed public figures on Twitter after he was appointed CEO of Tesla Motors.
He also took to Twitter exactly where we figured he would — into the sewer.
Here are some of the tweets Musk sent out on the platform after his appointment to Tesla’s CEO position.
Musk was also an early investor in SpaceX, Tesla’s new rocket company, and his tweets about his investment in SpaceX have been similarly vitriolic. Musk has also not only publicly mocked SpaceX’s CEO, Elon Musk, but also his employees. After Musk’s tweet mocking SpaceX’s CEO, Musk tweeted “SpaceX is about to drop off a toilet.”
Now, Musk is trying to return to his “Jack White” persona by tweeting on his official Twitter account from the “Shalom,” a message he tweeted after meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
I think Elon Musk should go back to being the nice guy he used to be — he’s got his hands too full trying to restore economic development in India, fix the economy, and stop climate change in one tweet.
“I think Elon Musk should go back to being the nice guy he used to be,” said a Tesla executive to CNBC. “He’s got his hands too full trying to restore economic development in India, fix the economy, and stop climate change in one tweet.”
The company’s executive did not go on to say if Tesla has any plans to change Elon Musk’s tweets in the near future. His tweets have been a part of the “Jack White” persona before, but now Musk is starting to return to him, according to Tesla’s executive.
“I think Elon Musk should go back to being the nice guy he used to be,” said the executive to CNBC