“He’s owned by the Chinese Communist Party. What are you talking about? Tesla, the only thing of real value is Tesla. He uses it for margin loans. He sells the stock. The Shanghai joint venture is a hundred percent controlled by the CCP. This is why he never goes after the CCP. This is why he always backs off. This is when they had the protest, they had the protest about the lockdowns. He will not do it. Elon Musk is a total and complete phony. He is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the Chinese Communist Party, and he acts like it.” – Steve Bannon, appearing on a far-right podcast with Matt Gaetz.
“@ElonMusk is a total and complete phony. He is owned – lock, stock, and barrel – by the Chinese Communist Party, and he acts like it.”
–Steve Bannon on @Timcast IRL
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 11, 2023