SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – You’ve probably heard that Tesla is moving its headquarters out of the Bay Area.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the news in a meeting on Thursday that the headquarters will be relocated from Palo Alto to Austin, Texas.
Musk then went to Twitter Friday morning and confirmed what triggered the decision by posting “Exactly” in response to a Tesla blog post titled “Tesla Got HQ to Texas Following an Explicit Offer from California Assemblywoman”.
The blog correlates Tesla’s departure from the state when California MP Lorena S. Gonzalez tweeted “F ** k” Elon Musk in May 2020.
“California heavily subsidized a company that has always disregarded the safety and wellbeing of workers, participated in union busting and harassed officials. I probably could have expressed my frustration less aggressively. Of course, nobody would have cared if I tweeted that, ”added Gonzalez on Twitter.
The tweet “indicates serious problems in the state apparatus that needs change,” says the blog.
The blog also states that Musk “selflessly tried to defy government measures” when COVID-19 caused California to block the start of Tesla’s Alameda County factory.
After the news broke out from Texas on Thursday, Gonzalez tweeted “Yeah, he’s still awful.”
She adds that he is making too much of his money on tax subsidies in California to pull out factories that will remain in California and that he is “worth $ 200 billion and dumped his janitors during the pandemic.”