Elon Musk Echoes Trump on Lockdown: “FREE AMERICA NOW”

(FamilyRetirementClub.Com)- Billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk told governors across the country to start reopening their states amidst the ongoing Chinese coronavirus pandemic, and “free American now.”

Musk, known for his successes in developing electric car technology and spaceships, sent several tweets this week urging governors to give people their freedom and allow them to go out to work. He praised measures taken by the Republican Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, to reopen the economy and allow people to start visiting stores and businesses.

“Give people their freedom back!” he tweeted with a link to an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Do Lockdowns Save Many Lives? In Many Places, the Data Says No.”

The piece Musk shared argued that the speed at which the economy has been shut down hasn’t affected deaths from COVID-19.

Sharing a piece published in the Texas Tribune, which described how restaurants, retailers and other kinds of businesses will be reopening on Friday, Musk said, “Bravo Texas!”

He also tweeted, in capital letters, “FREE AMERICA NOW,” a comment extremely similar to ones made by the president on Twitter recently. On April 17, Trump tweeted “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” and “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!” in a push to get the economy moving.

Musk has been questioning the effectiveness of the lockdown for some time already. Throughout April, he has posted several videos and articles on Twitter that question how hospitals are reporting COVID-19 deaths and even said a doctor from California who called for businesses to be reopened made “good points.”

Musk joins a growing number of Americans concerned about the long-term impact that shutting down businesses will have in the United States, but it looks like governors are starting to listen. Some states are already starting to reopen and more are expected to do so over the coming month.