Elon Musk compares Biden's reliance on teleprompter to gag in parody movie 'Anchorman'
"The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter," said the outspoken billionaire entrepreneur and potential Twitter buyer.
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Outspoken billionaire entrepreneur and potential Twitter buyer Elon Musk is now taking aim at President Biden, suggesting his public presidency is no better than "whoever controls the teleprompter."
Musk, who's putting on hold his multibillion-dollar bid to buy Twitter over its true number of accounts, made the comment on a recent All-In podcast.
"The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter," he said. "The path to power is the path to the teleprompter."
He compared the situation to the 2004 TV news parody movie "Anchorman."
"I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it's going to be like 'Anchorman,'" he said, referring to a running gag in the comedy in which Will Ferrell's character, news anchor Ron Burgundy, will read anything presented to him on the teleprompter without a second thought.
At various moments in the movie, his overreliance on the teleprompter to do his job is used to make him look foolish.
Musk says in the podcast interview that he is a political moderate, but he also said the former Trump administration appeared to have accomplished more than Biden's so far has.
The SpaceX and Tesla electric vehicle CEO cited a frequent criticism of the Democrat Party — that it's now too beholden to "unions" and "trial lawyers."
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