Trump supports the reopening of Tesla factory

Date:13 May 2020 Author: Kyro Mitchell

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been making headlines recently as he battles to reopen the Fremont Telsa factory in California despite the county’s orders to keep non-essential businesses closed.

Now it appears as though the most powerful man in America agrees with Musk’s desire to reopen the factory. In a tweet posted 12 May, Donald Trump openly came out to publically show his support for Musk, Saying “California should let Tesla & Elon Musk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!”

Musk has been doing everything in his power to reopen the factory, even releasing a ‘play book’ in which he outlines how his company would go about returning to work in a safe and orderly manner. However, in an email obtained by The Guardian reporters, it seems as though he isn’t giving his employees much say in the matter.

The email reads as follows: “If you do not feel comfortable coming into work, you can stay home and will be on unpaid leave. Choosing not to report to work may eliminate or reduce your eligibility for unemployment depending on your state’s unemployment agency.”

Earlier in the week, Musk took to twitter stating that Tesla is restarting production ‘against Alameda County rules’, going so far as to say “If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.”

Tesla’s Fremont factory has been shut down since March per Alameda County’s order to all residents to shelter at their place of residence. There was however an exception for “essential” businesses, and Tesla tried to argue that it was one to little success.

Image: Twitter/TeslaForThe_Win

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