Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk suggested on Twitter Friday that Tesla could soon be bigger than Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL).
What happened: On Friday, a Twitter exchange began when user @WholeMarsBlog wrote, “Tesla is going to be bigger than Apple.” The @WholeMarsBlog account often promotes Tesla, especially Tesla’s “total autonomous driving.”
Musk responded to the tweet, saying, “I think there is a> 0% probability that Tesla is the largest company.”
I think there is a> 0% chance that Tesla is the largest company
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 26, 2021
On the same Twitter exchange, another user wrote that he loved “the direction of that arrow,” to which Musk replied, “Probably in a few months.”
Musk then deleted this tweet after it was sent. However, it was unclear whether he was asked to delete the tweet or thought it was not the right time to make such a statement.
Some users took the screenshot of Musk’s deleted tweet and re-published that.
Because it is important: Musk has gotten into regulatory trouble in the past due to his tweets, such as the infamous “secured financing”Message he sent in 2018 that caught the attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
On Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board ordered Musk to remove an “illegal tweet” from 2018 that the board said threatened Tesla workers in hopes of unionizing.
The CEO’s tweet was in response to increased efforts by workers to form a union with the United Auto Workers at the Tesla factory in Fremont.
Musk wrote In 2018, “Nothing stopped the Tesla team at our auto plant from voting for the union. Tmrw could if they wanted to. But why pay union dues and give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record it is 2 times better than when the plant was UAW and everyone already receives medical attention. “
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