Musk trolls Sanders saying: 'I keep forgetting you're still alive'

14:51, 15 November 2021
Musk trolls Sanders saying: 'I keep forgetting you're still alive' Photo: Patrick Pleul/ZB/Global Look Press

CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk has gone on Twitter again this time to troll Sen. Bernie Sanders.

When Bernie said that the “extremely wealthy” billionaires should “pay their fair share” referring possibly to the billionaire’s tax which was recently presented.

Musk is a known hater of the reform and he responded to Bernie saying “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive.”

Musk later posted another tweet where he jokingly asked Bernie whether he should sell more of his Tesla stocks in order to pay taxes.

He was mentioning his last week’s actions when he asked his Twitter followers whether he should sell 10% of his Tesla stocks.

After the majority voted for, he did indeed sell 10% of his shares worth $5 billion and later sold more with $687 million.

He commented on the matter saying that the impact of him selling out his stocks was "closer to tax maximization than minimization."

"Whether or not the world's wealthiest man pays any taxes at all shouldn't depend on the results of a Twitter poll. "It's time for the Billionaires Income Tax,"  Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said in a statement.

Musk is the wealthiest person in the world as his current net worth is $285 billion.