Mean Tweet Spurred Musk To Move Tesla To Texas

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed Friday that his company’s move to Texas was, in part, inspired by a California lawmaker’s incendiary tweet to him. The tweet in question? “F—k Elon Musk,” from progressive California Assemblywoman Lorena S. Gonzalez.

Musk’s confirmation came in response to a fawning Tesla blog post, claiming that “Musk selflessly tried to resist the actions of the government” by reopening a Fremont factory in violation of Alameda County’s COVID-19 precautions in 2020.

For context, Musk sued the county over the stay-at-home order that shut down the company’s factory, and dropped the suit 11 days later.