Tuesday, May 12, 2020

⁣"California should let Tesla [and] Elon Musk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!"

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently criticized government shutdown orders, is restarting his California assembly plant amid the coronavirus pandemic despite not receiving approval from local government officials. President Trump on Tuesday weighed in on Musk's decision. ⁣ ⁣"California should let Tesla [and] Elon Musk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!" Trump wrote on Twitter. ⁣ ⁣In a tweet Monday, Musk practically dared authorities to arrest him, writing that he would be on the assembly line and if anyone is taken into custody, it should be him. State law allows a fine of up to $1,000 a day or up to 90 days in jail for operating in violation of health orders. ⁣ ⁣The plant in Fremont, a city of more than 230,000 people south of San Francisco, had been closed since March 23. Early Monday, the parking lot was nearly full at the massive factory, which employs 10,000 workers, and semis were driving off loaded with vehicles that may have been produced before the shutdown. ⁣ ⁣Go to the link in our bio for more on this story.

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