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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is under fire for his comments on Twitter about Germany’s new anti-immigration law
The billionaire and entrepreneur Musk’s tweets on Friday set off a flurry of controversy over his company’s work on Tesla’s semi-truck battery project, which some are calling a ‘Tesla Trojan Horse’ into Germany’s new anti-immigration law.
The CEO tweeted that his company, the only private electric car and truck maker in the world, had been founded by the Nazis.
In September, Musk was in Germany, where he was scheduled to unveil his Tesla Semi on Sunday. Some Germans were angry when he tweeted on Friday that Germany’s new anti-immigration law would hurt his country’s auto industry and hurt his company’s battery projects.
Elon Musk, who runs the electric car and truck company Tesla, sparked a controversy on Friday when he tweeted that Germany’s new anti-immigration law would hurt Tesla, his car company, and his battery project – which would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build an electrified semi-trailer.
‘I’m very sorry, but my tweet this morning was ill-informed, stupid and not at all helpful,’ Musk tweeted on Friday.
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‘I’m very sorry… my tweet this morning was ill-informed, stupid and not at all helpful,’ Musk tweeted on Friday
Musk went on to say he understood the anger of the German people, and that his comments were’regrettable.’ He added: ‘I want to be clear about something: I am the victim here and will be forever so.
‘On our side we have been working on semi-trailers for the German market for almost a decade. The project is still very much alive. Tesla has been built to meet the needs