Billionaire Elon Musk is once again making waves by comparing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Adolf Hitler in a recent tweet that seemed to be made in support of the truckers who are currently protesting vaccine mandates, along with other COVID-19 restrictions.
As you can probably imagine, this caused quite a stir on Twitter.
Musk, who is the chief executive of Tesla Inc, back in late January tweeted support for the Canadian trucker convoy, who have ended up shutting down roads and bridges, drawing international attention to the protesters opposition to health policies that are being pushed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.
Responding to a tweet describing how Trudeau’s government had ordered banks to help cut funding to the protesters, Musk posted a meme of a photo of Hitler, with “Stop comparing me to Justin Trudeau” written above his head and “I had a budget” below it.
Tesla did not respond to an email requesting further comment.
The tweet came as Musk and Tesla on Thursday accused the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of an “endless” investigation to punish Musk for criticism of the U.S. government.
Musk has 74 million followers on Twitter, making his one of its most prominent accounts. That is often seen as a marketing boon for electric car maker Tesla.
“Musk is known for edgy humor and blunt assessments, but his comparison of Trudeau with the Nazi leader, who was responsible for the genocide of millions of Jews and starting World War Two, went too far for many Twitter users,” the report said.
“@elonmusk making a disgusting comparison of Trudeau to Hitler. Don’t do this kind of stuff. You just look dumb,” said @ElliotMalin in a tweet.
The American Jewish Committee also replied to Musk’s tweet by demanding he issue an apology.
However, his tweet has had more than 35,000 likes, more than 9,000 retweets and has had a lot of very positive responses, including one that came from user @maroongolf17, saying, “my next car has to be a #tesla now.”