After Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted that Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk should “actually pay taxes and stop freeloading,” Musk fired back, calling Warren “Senator Karen.” “Karen” is a slang term for an obnoxious, angry, and entitled middle-aged woman.
“Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” Warren tweeted, along with an article about billionaire Musk being named Time’s Person of the Year.
Musk responded, “Stop projecting!” and shared an article highlighting Warren’s claim that she is a Native American.
Musk continued hammering the Democrat senator, writing, “You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason.”
In a separate tweet, Musk quipped, “Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen.”
DNA results showed that Warren is between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American, according to the Boston Globe. Despite the minuscule trace of Native American genes, Warren was caught identifying herself as an “American Indian” in her registration with the State Bar of Texas.
“I’m not a member of a tribe,” she said after being caught self-identifying as an American Indian. “I have apologized for not being more sensitive to that distinction.”
While it is unclear if she gained any of her positions due to her claims of Native American heritage, Warren has repeatedly identified herself as a minority.
The senator listed herself on the “Minority Law Teacher” list as Native American in the Association of American Law Schools faculty directory from 1986 to 1995, Fox News reported.
Warren was listed as a Native American faculty member while teaching at Harvard Law School, and she also provided recipes for the 1984 cookbook entitled, “Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes from Families of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole,” claiming herself to be a Cherokee.
Last week, Musk suggested on Twitter that no one over the age of 70 should be allowed to hold public office. Warren is 72-years-old.
“Let’s set an age limit after which you can’t run for political office, perhaps a number just below 70…” he tweeted.
Like his heated exchange with Warren, Musk and Sen. Bernie Sanders recently butted heads on social media. In November, Sanders — who is also among the oldest in Congress at 80 years old — tweeted that “[we] must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period.”
Musk responded to Sanders by tweeting, “I keep forgetting you’re still alive.”