Donald Trump backs Elon Musk’s bid to reopen Tesla Plant in California
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to back Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk’s decision to resume production at its California plant.
California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2020
In response to Trump’s tweet, the billionaire tweeted: “Thank you!”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2020
A day earlier, Musk tweeted that Tesla would resume production in violation of the lockdown rules set by Alameda County.
Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2020
It is worth noting that the plant in Fremont was closed since March 23.
However, Fremont Mayor Lili Mei is optimistic about some kind of agreement between Alameda county and Tesla to be reached soon.
At present, the state law allows a fine up to $1000 a day or up to 90 days’ jail in violation of the health orders.
According to sources, against the county’s stay-at-home orders, Tesla’s Fremont plant has opened. Many employees were seen coming in and out of the plant on Tuesday.