Billionaire Elon Musk was swiftly schooled after he issued a hot take on what Democratic President Joe Biden's biggest "mistake" has been.
Writing on Twitter, Musk posted:
"Biden’s mistake is that he thinks he was elected to transform the country, but actually everyone just wanted less drama."
While Musk would not necessarily be wrong to suggest Biden was elected in part because Americans were tired of the near daily dramas that came to define former Republican President Donald Trump's administration, his claim Biden "thinks he was elected to transform the country" borders on historical revisionism.
Biden made different campaign promises, most notably his pledges to control the COVID-19 pandemic and to address student loan debt, tax billionaires like Musk so the richest pay their fair share and his assurance he would nominate a Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
All of these promises have received criticism from Republicans who have openly undermined his agenda.
For example, while the COVID-19 infections have dropped in recent months, the nationwide vaccination campaign, which started off in high gear, stalled in part because of a conservative ecosystem amplifying conspiracy theories over common sense public health measures and advice from medical experts.
Last month, news outlets reported the Biden administration "is looking at different options to forgive an unspecified but substantial amount of federal student loan debt," a move that received pushback from prominent Republicans who have accused President Joe Biden of "bribing" voters.
And while the Senate did confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, her confirmation process was politically contentious, characterized by repeated attacks from Republicans who cast her as a liberal extremist with a lenient sentencing record.
Lately, Republicans have accused Biden of siding with demonstrators who've protested a leaked draft majority opinion indicating the Supreme Court's ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization will move to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that protects a person's right to choose reproductive healthcare without excessive government restriction.
This week, Senate Democrats attempted to codify Roe's protections into law by pushing for a vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act, but Republicans—with help from Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia—blocked the legislation.
Musk, who is in the process of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion, was immediately criticized for this hot take no one asked for.
Musk has had a tough week–his bid to buy Twitter has not been without regulatory scrutiny.
On May 11, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it is investigating his "tardy submission of a public form that investors must file when they buy more than 5% of a company’s shares," according to a Wall Street Journal report.
And on May 13, Musk announced on Twitter that the deal was "temporarily on hold."
Musk did follow that tweet up with one assuring us all that he is "still committed to the acquisition," although that didn't stop Twitter's stock to tumble in morning trading.