Elon Musk’s joke continued when he teased Democratic New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for criticizing his Twitter purchase.
Following his announcement to buy social media Twitter for $ 44 billion, the Tesla boss has become a kind of comedian with a series of ridiculous tweets referring to his controversial purchase. Some, including Ocasio-Cortez, do not think Musk’s jokes are funny.
On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez aired his frustrations with billionaires and apparently took a stab at Musk for buying the “massive communications platform”.
“Tired of having to stress collectively about the explosion of hate crimes that happens because a billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and distorts it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special,”[ads1]; Ocasio – Cortez tweeted.
The multi-billionaire responded by teasing her and telling the New Yorker, “Stop it meeting on me, I’m very shy. “Musk included a blushing emoji to seal the deal.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Musk, saying, “I was talking about Zuckerberg, but ok,” and then deleted the tweet shortly afterwards, according to ProPublica’s website, which tracks deleted tweets from politicians.
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz egged on the interaction and retweeted saliva with a series of “fire” emojis.
Earlier this week, Musk began his Twitter attacks and has since gained over 2.5 million followers, according to social media tracking site Social Blade.
Musk joked about buying another mega-company to add to his inventory.
“Then I buy Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in,” Musk wrote late Wednesday.
The joke tweet has now received over 4.6 million likes and 860,000 retweets. Newsweek fact-checked Musk’s claim and discovered that the original recipe for Coca-Cola had some form of cocaine in the drink.
Musk also mentioned a fake tweet that looks like it came from his account in his joke.
“Now I’m going to buy McDonald’s and fix all the ice cream machines,” it said in the tweet.
Although that tweet was not made by Musk, he retweeted a screenshot of the fake tweet and said, “Listen, I can not do miracles ok.”
Musk said he wanted to “make Twitter maximum fun.”
Newsweek contacted Musk and Ocasio-Cortez for comments.