Musk has reportedly voted “overwhelmingly for Democrats” throughout the course of his life, but that has not stopped him from levying heavy criticism against them.
“The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter,” Musk said during a podcast interview, reported Townhall.
“The path to power is the path to the teleprompter.”
“I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like Anchorman,” he added, referring to the 2004 film about Ron Burgundy, a news anchor who mindlessly reads whatever is on the teleprompter, including profanities.
Musk also stated his belief that the Democrat Party is “overly controlled by the unions and by the trial lawyers, particularly the class action lawyers.”
He also cautioned against inflation, using Venezuela as an example of what could happen.
“I mean, the obvious reason for inflation is that the government printed a zillion amount of more money than it had, obviously,” he said.
“If the government could just issue massive amounts of money and deficits didn’t matter, then, well, why don’t we just make the deficit 100 times bigger?
“The answer is, you can’t because it will basically turn the dollar into something that is worthless,” he added.
“Various countries have tried this experiment multiple times,” Musk said.
“Have you seen Venezuela? Like the poor, poor people of Venezuela are, you know, have been just run roughshod by their government.”
In a tweet, Musk stated that he is “still committed to acquisition.”
Still committed to acquisition
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 13, 2022