Joe Biden criticizes and jokes about Elon Musk: “Good luck on your trip to the Moon”

US President Joe Biden slammed billionaire Elon Musk after he announced a “bad feeling” about the economy and cut his workforce at Tesla by 10%.

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Asked about Musk’s dovish attitude toward the economy during a White House news conference, Biden replied: “Good luck on your trip to the Moon.”

After being presented with Musk’s sentiments on the economy by a reporter, Biden proceeded to share plans from companies like Ford and IBM that are currently making more investments in the country, much to the contrary of what Musk wants to do, who noted that , on his supposed hunch, would cut jobs at the company .

“Ford is increasing its investment in building new electric vehicles,” said Joe Biden. “6,000 new employees, new union employees, I might add, in the Midwest.”

SpaceX depends on the government

Likewise, SpaceX, Elon Musk ‘s space company , depends a lot on the money provided by the government for its space conquest plans.

Last year, NASA selected the Musk-led SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely deliver the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface.

In the program, NASA provided him with 2.9 billion dollars.

NASA ‘s powerful Space Launch System rocket will launch four astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft for their multi-day journey to lunar orbit.

There, two crew members will transfer to SpaceX ‘s Human Landing System (HLS) for the final leg of their journey to the Moon’s surface.

Musk responds

“Thank you, Mr. President!” Musk responded on Twitter, as well as including a link to NASA ‘s announcement when it chose SpaceX for its next moon landing expedition.

Musk has criticized Biden several times in the past and recently announced that he would vote Republican in the November midterm elections.

Earlier this week, Musk gave Tesla employees an ultimatum to return to the office or leave , saying they “should pretend to work somewhere else” if they disagree with company policy.