By Laura Sanchez
Investing.com – Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:) CEO Elon Musk Sends Controversial Messages Again About Twitter Inc. (NYSE:). While the social network is reconsidering a takeover offer, according to the Wall Street Journal, the tycoon has shown his annoyance with Bill Gates.
Musk doesn’t understand how Gates, a leading proponent of sustainable energy, could sell Tesla shares short, given the company’s role in fighting climate change.
In a tweet Friday night. Mr. Musk said he believed Mr. Gates had sold Tesla shares short for $500 million, betting on the stock falling.
The Tesla CEO went on to ridicule the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ::) founder’s physique, with a photo, emoji and offensive comment.
Yesterday, Sunday, the messages continued…
It’s curious that Musk is ridiculing Gates, because the latter has already praised the Tesla CEO’s work. In an interview last year with Sway, a New York Times podcast, Gates said: “It’s important to say that what Elon has done with Tesla is one of the greatest contributions to climate change. than anyone has ever done. And you know, underestimating Elon is not a good idea,” MarketWatch said.