'Fast and safely': Donald Trump comes in support for Elon Musk's Fremont factory

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 13, 2020, 12:06 PM(IST)

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Photograph:( AFP )

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Alameda County of California has put all the non-essential businesses on hold, including Tesla's Fremont factory. To which Musk threatened to move out his factory from California if not allowed to begin production.

US President Donald Trump has supported Tesla CEO Elon Musk in his tussle with California's Alameda County officials over the reopening of his Fremont factory. 

Trump took to Twitter to show his support to Elon Musk. He tweeted: "California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!" 

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To which Elon musk replied "Thank you!" 

Alameda County of California has put all the non-essential businesses on hold, including Tesla's Fremont factory. To which Musk threatened to move out his factory from California if not allowed to begin production.

Trump is trying to reopen the American economy as soon as possible. 

Earlier, few in Trump administration have also come in support of Musk, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a local media channel that the State (California) authorities should work harder to reopen the local economy. Mnuchin went on to call Musk as one of the biggest employers and manufacturers in California and should prioritize to solve the issues so that Tesla could resume its operations.

Governor Gavin Newsom also supported Musk calling it "county-led enforcement". Musk responded to Newsom and thanked him via tweet.
 

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