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Elon Musk says ‘moving on’ making fun of Bill Gates on Twitter

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, sent a short and crypto tweet on Sunday saying he was’moving on,’ setting social media ablaze with speculation.

“Moving on…,” he posted.

Musk later clarified that his tweet was in response to his Twitter spats with Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Bill Gates.

“(from making fun of Gates for shorting Tesla while claiming to support climate change action),” he said in a follow-up tweet.

Gates has yet to issue a public statement in response to Musk’s tweets.

Musk previously declined a meeting with Gates to discuss climate change philanthropy because the latter admitted to still holding a short position in Tesla stock.

According to a series of leaked text messages, Gates proposed a potential meeting with Musk “to discuss philanthropic possibilities,” but Musk refused after Gates admitted he had not closed out his short position in Tesla.

“Sorry, but I cannot take your philanthropy on climate change seriously when you have a massive short position against Tesla, the company doing the most to solve climate change,” Musk replied to Gates, declining the invitation.

There were rumours that Gates had a short position against Tesla, but he never confirmed whether he had any stake in the automaker’s stock.

Gates declined to discuss his position in a February 2021 interview with CNBC.

“Yeah, I’m not, I don’t talk about my investments, but I think he should be very proud of what he’s done,” the Microsoft co-founder had said.

Only a few days later, in an interview, Gates revealed more about his position, essentially admitting to shorting the stock.

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