Tesla CEO Elon Musk has never been far from controversy, always a traffic guarantee. After SpaceX’s successful manned space flight and commercial history, Musk has once again become the embodiment of American heroes, enjoying praise from the U.S. and global media. As recently as June 1, Musk announced that he was leaving Twitter temporarily. But how could he endure “loneliness”? In less than three days, he became a twitter sensation again.
This morning, Musk made a sudden public call on Twitter for the spin-off of Amazon, accusing it of creating a monopoly. Why did Musk suddenly declare war on Bezos?
It turned out that Musk was giving “unfair treatment” to American controversial writer Alex Berenson. Mr Berenson has said the severity of the new crown outbreak has been exaggerated, the death toll is far below the statistics, and has repeatedly criticised the government for being foolish to shut down the economy because of the new crown. Berenson took a screenshot on Twitter. In the screenshot, Amazon informs Berenson that his new book, which is not up to Amazon’s standards, can’t be published because it doesn’t meet Amazon standards.
Musk, who is also known to be a eurosceptic on the new crown, agrees with Mr. Berenson’s argument. Not only did he repeatedly question the severity of the new corona outbreak, calling “fear of the new corona virus stupid”, but he then sided with Mr. Trump in public calling for his return to work, even attacking the California government’s home controls as fascist. Of course, Musk doesn’t care about politics, he cares about the bottom of his business.
Tesla’s two-month shutdown at its Fremont, California, plant has had a direct impact on the company’s earnings. Musk is not willing to stop production at all. Tesla plant was delayed for a week after a warning. At the end of May, Musk threatened to move out of California and forced the resumption of production at the Tesla plant without local government approval, eventually forcing the local government to make concessions.
Monopolies and spin-offs are the last words Bezos wants to hear, and Musk is once again like Trump. Just yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump publicly accused Amazon of causing the bankruptcy of many U.S. retailers and threatened to take action against the amazon. Amazon was the eye of this Administration because of The Bad Relationship between Bezos and Trump.
Last July, the U.S. Justice Department announced an antitrust investigation into Amazon, and the House Judiciary Committee asked Amazon and other tech giants to submit corporate data for investigation. Amazon also announced a lawsuit against the U.S. government, accusing Trump of pressuring the U.S. Department of Defense to discriminate against Amazon AWS and award $10 billion worth of cloud computing to Microsoft Azure.
Musk does, however, have a direct competitive relationship with Bezos. Both have a huge passion for space, with Bezos founded Blue Origin back in 2000 and Musk later founded SpaceX in 2002. While SpaceX has a clear lead in manned spaceflight, Blue Origin also has a strong presence. Blue Origin and SpaceX are among the winning bidders in NASA’s latest moon landing series.
Musk has repeatedly publicly mocked Bezos’ blue origins on Twitter. In 2015, he hit Out against Bezos, commenting that Blue Origin’s recyclable rocket was “three years behind SpaceX” and last year derided Blue Origin’s plan to launch 3,000 satellites as copycat. Perhaps because Blue Origin is indeed slower than SpaceX, Bezos didn’t have Musk.