Elon Musk calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Senator Karen’ in spat over taxes
Elon Musk called Elizabeth Warren “Senator Karen” and said she reminded him of an “angry Mom” on Tuesday after the Massachusetts Senator said the Tesla CEO should pay more in taxes.
“Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” Warren tweeted with a link to a story about Musk being named Time Magazine’s 2021 person of the year.
“Stop projecting!” Musk replied with a link to a Fox News opinion article arguing that the Massachusetts Democrat lied about having Native American heritage in order to benefit from affirmative action polices.
“You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason,” Musk added.
“Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen,” Musk said in a third tweet accompanied by a praying hands emoji.
The spat comes as Warren and other DC Democrats mull wealth taxes and other measures that could potentially put Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg on the hook for billions of dollars by taxing their unrealized gains.
Musk — who is the world’s wealthiest man with a net worth of $252 billion, according to Forbes — has routinely hit progressive politicians with crude insults on Twitter.
In November, Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden reiterated his support for a wealth tax for billionaires on Twitter.
“Why does ur pp look like u just came?” responded Musk in apparent reference to the senator’s profile photo.
Musk also attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders that same month after the Vermont independent expressed support for raising taxes on billionaires.
“I keep forgetting that you’re still alive,” replied Musk.
“Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …” the mogul added in reference to the billions of dollars of Tesla shares he has sold this year to cover tax bills.