Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk defies local laws and re opens his Californian Tesla factory, in spite of the local COVID-19 laws. Officials from California made it clear that Tesla should not resume manufacturing amid social distancing rules, but Musk did not care.
“Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me,” he said.
Musk recently appeared on the Joe Rogan podcast and stated that people shouldn’t be arrested for going to work.
“Fundamentally it’s a violation of the constitution, of freedom of assembly. I don’t think these things stand up in court really.”
The Tesla CEO also believes the number of COVID-19 cases are overblown and that lock-down laws violate civil liberties.
“Objectively, the mortality is much lower, like at least a factor of 10, maybe a factor of 50 lower than initially thought,” he told Joe Rogan.
“In general I think we should be concerned about anything that’s a massive infringement on our civil liberties.”