Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk appeared to have a tearful breakdown live on “60 Minutes” Sunday as he complained the Securities and Exchange Commission wouldn’t let him tweet whatever he wants.
Musk tried to artificially inflate his stock price by tweeting out that he was thinking of taking the company public. The attempt backfired in a major way, The Verge explained in one report.
“Musk’s tweets caused market chaos and harmed Tesla investors,” prosecutors said.
Musk told Leslie Stahl that no one reviews his tweets before they go out, despite being told he can’t tweet things that could impact his stocks.
“Well, I guess we might make some mistakes. Who knows?” Musk said.
“Are you serious?” Stahl said, shocked.
“Well, nobody’s perfect.”
Watch the bizarre interview below:
Elon Musk—while fighting off tears—says that Tesla can't review his tweets because of "the First Amendment" and that he does not respect the Securities and Exchange Commission, which fined him and Tesla $40 million earlier this year.pic.twitter.com/hNH2UK6TmI
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