Elon Musk appeared on the leftist network CNBC and warned the liberal viewers that efforts to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story by Democrats and their allies amounted to “election interference.”
Musk told CNBC’s David Faber that the suppression of the story by Big Tech and the corporate media was a “terrible thing that happened.”
He warned that the effort was not a “conspiracy theory” as it has been proven to have impacted the 2020 election.
Musk made the comment when Faber claimed that the Twitter boss shares “conspiracy theories” on social media.
“Some of these conspiracy theories have turned out to be true,” Musk responded.
Musk then gave Hunter Biden’s laptop as a perfect example, one that his own Twitter Files helped to prove.
Elon Musk calls the suppression of the Hunter Biden Laptop story “election interference”… “Some of these conspiracy theories have turned out to be true.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 16, 2023
The tech entrepreneur also weighed in on several other key issues.
Musk said of China: “The Chinese economy and the rest of the global economy are like conjoined twins.
“It would be like trying to separate conjoined twins.
“That’s the severity of the situation.
“And it’s actually worse for a lot of other companies than it is for Tesla.
“I mean, I’m not sure where you’re going to get an iPhone, for example.”
Below is a summary of what Musk revealed during his wide-ranging interview:
- Musk works 7 days a week, and there are only 2-3 days every year in which he doesn’t do some sort of meaningful work.
- He sleeps 6 hours a night.
- New CEO Linda Yaccarino will operate Twitter while Musk builds products.
- Yaccarino will also hire some new people, including rehiring people who were let go. Twitter employment went from about 7800 to 1500 employees after Musk took over.
- Musk’s goal for X (Twitter) is for it to be a “cybernetic collective mind for society.”
- He said that “Information needs to move quickly, be accurate, and have error correction.”
- Twitter lost $40 million in advertising because two big advertisers got “community noted” or “fact-checked” by the platform’s community.
- On the election, he said he believed Biden won the election and that it wasn’t stolen, but he doesn’t particularly like Biden. He said he “wants a normal human being” to be president and that the Commander in Chief needs to be “a good executive” of the country.
- He said there was definitely fraud during the 2020 election but not enough to change the results.
- Regarding his earlier blasting of radical billionaire George Soros, Musk asserted that he is not anti-semitic like people claim. In fact, he called himself a “pro-semite.”
- He believes that paid verification on Twitter is the best solution to prevent AI manipulation.
- Musk called Paypal “a half-baked version of what it could be.” He plans to spend time making a more efficient financial system on X (Twitter).
- He said that AI has a non-zero chance of destroying society, but it’s a very small chance.
- Musk gave $50 million or so to OpenAI and he said that he’s the reason that the artificial intelligence company exists.
- Musk talked about how he used to be great friends with Google co-founder Larry Page, and he used to spend the night over at his house. He said Page wasn’t concerned with the dangers that AI could pose and that concerned him.
- He closed with a message to future generations, saying “Work on things that you find interesting and fulfilling and contributes to the rest of society.”
This is the most important 90 seconds in any interview ever.
God bless @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/1ZFhdB0dOH
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 17, 2023
As Slay News reported earlier, elsewhere in the interview, Musk schooled Faber on free speech.
Faber grilled Musk on why he feels the need to speak freely on social media.
Faber argued that some may be offended by Musk’s criticisms of radical billionaire George Soros and Democrat President Joe Biden.
He continued by claiming that Musk’s options are impacting those who invest in his businesses.
Musk said that he does not care about the potential negative business consequences of publicly disseminating his views on Twitter.
Faber mentioned the possibility that Musk’s tweets could hurt business interests, suggesting that Tesla owners may disagree with Musk’s political views.
He also argued that Twitter could be unable to get some advertisers due to Musk’s tweets.
At that point, Musk sat silently for more than 10 seconds, apparently mulling over how he would respond.
After the lengthy silence, Musk made a reference to the popular 1987 film “The Princess Bride” in order to explain his thinking on the issue.
“Offer me money. Offer me power. I don’t care,” Musk said, impersonating the character from the movie.
Faber appeared stunned and asked Musk if he doesn’t care about losing money.
After another long pause, Musk declared:
“I’ll say what I wanna say and if the consequence of that is losing money, so be it.”
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