The REAL Reason Elon Musk Is Threatening California

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Published on 22 May 2020, 3:00
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Elon Musk is really no different than any other right-wing billionaire. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks. Read more here:

"The California Tesla factory that reopened this week has a long history of racking up environmental violations, government records show.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to move the Fremont, CA, factory to Texas or Nevada, after county officials refused to let him reopen despite the state loosening its coronavirus restrictions. The county later struck a deal with Musk that allowed the factory to reopen with a slate of safety measures in place.

The battle quickly took on political overtones, as Musk reportedly downplayed the pandemic, winning Pres. Trump’s support, and echoed right-wing rallying cries. Tesla workers protested the reopening, warning that work conditions will be unsafe.

Documents detail 42 violations as recently as February and as far back as 2017. Officials told The Young Turks this week that the violations are still pending."

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian


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