Bernie: “Would you like me to buy more stock?” Simply say the word: Tesla CEO Musk taunts socialist senator because he tweeted that the “extremely wealthy should pay their fair shares”.

  • Left-leaning Sen. Bernie Sanders demanded the uber-rich ‘pay their fair share’ of taxes on Twitter Saturday
  • Elon Musk responded to the tweet with the following: “Would you like me to buy more stocks Bernie?” Simply say “Just the word”
  • Last week, the Tesla CEO sold over $5billion of his share in Tesla to finance President Joe Biden’s billionaire tax proposal.
  • Tesla stocks seem to defy gravity, however, a world-renowned investment expert said that they are doomed and will plummet as more electric vehicle manufacturers launch. 

Elon Musk threatened to sell some more of his Tesla shares after Democratic-socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders demanded the uber-rich ‘pay their fair share’ of taxes as a renowned financial expert warned the electric carmaker’s stock is primed for a crash.

Sanders, 80, called on the nation’s ‘extremely wealthy’ to pony up more cash in a tweet Saturday, drawing the attention of Musk, who last week sold more than $5billion of his Tesla stake.

He did so after launching a Twitter poll that guided him toward selling $25billion in stock to fund President Joe Biden’s proposed billionaire tax.

Musk, responding to Sanders’ demands, indicated he wouldn’t draw the line there.

‘I keep forgetting that you’re still alive,’ Musk, the world’s richest man, tweeted at the senator.

‘Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …’

Meanwhile, British investor Jeremy Grantham is sounding the alarm on the stock market, warning that Tesla’s stock is in a bubble and doomed to crash.

Democratic-socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Twitter that the nation's wealthiest people must pay their fair share of taxes

Democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted that all Americans should pay their fair share in taxes

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, the world's richest man, responded to Sanders' tweet, saying: 'I forgot you were still alive'

Elon Musk is the chief executive of Tesla, and the richest man in the world. He replied to Sanders’ tweet by saying, “I forgot that you were still living.”

‘I’m very grateful for Tesla as a dedicated green, that they have pioneered EVs,’ Grantham, of the firm Grantham, Mayo & van Otterloo, told Bloomberg on Friday.  “But now, in phase two of the electric vehicle revolution, all great car companies are preparing to move.

“And that owes much to Tesla. But now, phase 2 they will have to face serious competition.  To live up to expectations about the price is impossible.

Musk purchased another $687million worth of Tesla shares on November 11, after he sold $5 billion of his share in Tesla earlier in the week. This was in addition to Musk’s pledge of selling $25 billion in stock.

This string of sales was less than one week following Musk’s well-publicized Twitter poll in which he asked his followers whether they wanted him to sell $250 billion worth of shares in electric-car manufacturer Tesla Motors for billionaire tax.

Tesla’s largest shareholder, who wrote a post on November 6, criticized President Trump’s controversial tax plan. He stated that Tesla does not pay him a salary and that his only income comes from stocks. The only way that Tesla could afford to pay taxes is to sell his shares.

Sanders' tweet prompted Musk to offer to sell more stock after he cashed out more than $5billion in holdings last week in response to an unrelated Twitter poll

Musk’s tweet inspired Sanders to post a message asking for more stock sales after he sold more stocks last week to pay more than $5billion. This was in response to another Twitter poll.

Tesla stocks, reflected above at the close of trading Friday, are likely to crash, a financial expert says

A financial expert believes that Tesla stocks are most likely to crash.

Musk (50), who created the auto company in 2003, declared to his followers (63.1 million) that he would be selling 10% of his shares, which would amount to approximately $25 billion, if they agreed to the move.

Musk (50) wrote, “Much has been made recently of unrealized profits being a way of tax avoidance,” in the November 6 posting.

The executive then asked 63.1 Million of his followers to “Follow this?”

The CEO was forced to sell off his company after 2 million out of 3.5 million respondents to a survey on social media voted that he should.

Musk’s liquidation was a lightning fast process, but it has now reached $5.8billion. This is well below the promise of $25 billion.