Billionaire Elon Musk handed Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) the most epic insult as the two were feuding over taxes. Musk referred to the progressive senator as “Senator Karen” in a pretty wonderful Twitter thread.
On Monday Elon Musk was announced as TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” Senator Warren did not congratulate Musk, but rather, took to Twitter to demand he pay more taxes. “Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else” she tweeted alongside a Boston Globe article about the TIME announcement.
Short but sweet, Musk responded “Stop projecting!” with a link to a Fox News article discussing how “Sen. Elizabeth Warren repeatedly and deliberately sought to benefit in her personal, academic and employment life by posing as a Native American.”
Musk added a few more digs, continuing the thread with “you remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason.” Not done yet, Musk added one final tweet, “Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen.”
According to Forbes, Musk is the world’s wealthiest man with a net worth of $252 billion. “The spat comes as Warren and other DC Democrats mull wealth taxes and other measures that could potentially put Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg on the hook for billions of dollars by taxing their unrealized gains” reports The Post.
Musk has a history of taking jabs at progressive Democrats on Twitter. The Post put together a few:
In November, Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden reiterated his support for a wealth tax for billionaires on Twitter.
“Why does ur pp look like u just came?” responded Musk in apparent reference to the senator’s profile photo.
Musk also attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders that same month after the Vermont independent expressed support for raising taxes on billionaires.
“I keep forgetting that you’re still alive,” replied Musk.
“Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …” the mogul added in reference to the billions of dollars of Tesla shares he has sold this year to cover tax bills.