The Tesla Man painted himself into a twitter box, last week; and found he isn’t made of Teflon
It’s late at night and you are fielding thousands of responses from people across the globe wondering what you will tweet next. Some folk will troll you, others will agree with you. Meanwhile share prices rise and fall on these “thinking-out-loud” moments. BUT you are not IMPOTUS Donald J Trump – rather, you are Elon Musk (pictured), the high-flying CEO and primary mover and shaker at EV manufacturer Tesla.
After his original assertion in mid-August that he intended to take Tesla “private”, based on his presumption that he had lined up vast amounts of (ironically) petro cash from “middle-eastern interests” prepared to back the venture, the twitter feeds exploded with rumours. And when it turned out these guarantees ultimately lacked any real substance, it meant he had exposed himself to possible future charges of insider trading.
So, this via High Times:
“Tech mogul Elon Musk has clarified that his tweet on August 7 about taking his electric car company Tesla private was not related to “weed”. In the tweet, Musk wrote that he had secured financing to take the company private at $420 per share. The quoted price led “some” to speculate it was related to 4/20 references from cannabis culture”.
All this in turn led to his stunning admission in a subsequent New York Times interview, that he was not high on weed at the time of the tweet – but he did use the drug ‘Ambien’ in the wee hours. Amiens Street. Ambient. ‘Ambien’, which is this: “AMBIEN - (zolpidem tartrate) is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A agonist of the imidazopyridine class and is available in 5 mg and 10 mg strength”. So definitely not high, then.
Trolls these days, what, what?