Tesla CEO Elon Musk taunts US financial regulatory agency

Marco Green
Декабря 10, 2018

Do you work at Tesla and have a story to share? When asked if the new chairman was put in place to watch over Musk "like a babysitter", Musk said that wasn't the case.

Musk's 60 Minutes interview airs Sunday at 7 p.m. on KPIX 5. "I don't really want to try to adhere to some CEO template".

When Elon Musk sits down with an interviewer, something interesting is always bound to come out of the Tesla CEO's mouth, and his forthcoming interview with 60 Minutes is no exception.

The SEC sued Musk in September alleging that he shared "false and misleading statements" about taking Tesla private when he tweeted about doing exactly that.

Musk told Leslie Stahl that no one reviews his tweets before they go out, despite being told he can't tweet things that could impact his stocks.

"I guess we might make some mistakes".

"It was life or death", said Musk. "I do not respect the SEC", Musk said, according to a transcript provided in advance by the network.

Denholm's appointment in November drew a mixed response from corporate governance experts, who praised her financial expertise but questioned her ability to carve out an independent path for a board that has been dominated by Musk. "In short, in the year ahead we think only Tesla will avoid a volume zero-sum-game or negative margin trade-off in EVs".

"I am somewhat impulsive", Musk tells Lesley Stahl in a clip from this Sunday's episode.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been charged with securities fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Musk said he would not be interested. He said Tesla would consider buying any plant that rival GM closes as part of a restructuring plan that could cost up to 14,000 jobs.

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