Twitter CEO Elon Musk found out the hard way that if you’re going to attack New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, you’d better bring more than some pathetic snarky putdown or else be prepared to suffer the consequences.
It seems that Musk saw a video from AOC in which she noted the stark difference in the number of immigrants being allowed into the United States these days versus the much reduced number of immigrants currently being accepted as potential citizens.
Ashely St. Clair of the right-wing Babylon Bee lamely called Ocasio-Cortez out.
Girl math is saying immigrants coming legally through Ellis Island is the same as 3 million undocumented migrants pouring through our border and costing NYC $1,000,000,000 to house migrants for free in hotels https://t.co/s0wtC4ZrCZ pic.twitter.com/Pg2WWL9vwu
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) September 27, 2023
That led Musk to join the debate, completely uninvited.
She’s just not that smart
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 27, 2023
Not that smart? That’s laughable coming from a man who purchased Twitter for $44 billion and has almost driven it into the ground, watching the social media platform lose two-thirds of its total value in just a year’s time.
The Guardian reports:
Fidelity, an asset manager that held a stake in Twitter worth about $20m after Musk acquired the business for $44bn, said in a corporate filing that its stake was now worth just under $6.6m. That would value the overall company, now officially called X Holdings Corp after Musk’s early venture X.com, at just $14.75bn.
Ocasio-Cortez was only too happy to fire back at Musk.
I wasn’t born rich and became the youngest woman in American history to be elected to Congress.
Then I investigated Cohen, authored the largest FEMA funeral assistance program in history and led creation of a US Climate Corps to create tens of thousands of new jobs.
Stay mad 💁🏽♀️ https://t.co/EDsPGs8Bx6
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 27, 2023
When Musk attempted a retort, his response fell far short, much like his failing career in the business world.
First, please allow me to congratulate you on these epic achievements.
However, have you considered, rather than “funeral assistance”, that FEMA focus its funding on preventing funerals in the first place?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 28, 2023
Sorry, Elon, but no one is impressed by your massive failures. In fact, we kind of wish you’d buy a deserted island, move there, and never return.
Oh, and don’t take a cell phone or computer with you when you leave. No one wants to read your juvenile rantings.