FAST FIVE: Tesla Sues In US Court Of International Trade To Block Trump's Tariffs On China
Instead, in what appears to be a move putting Elon Musk's interests and China's interests ahead of that of the United States, Tesla has sued in the US Court of International Trade in New York, seeking an order that declares President Trump's tariffs against China unlawful.
The company is also seeking a refund, with interest, of tariffs it has already paid, according to Bloomberg.
The tariffs affect Chinese-made computer and display screens that are used for Tesla's Model 3 electric vehicle. Recall, we wrote at the beginning of August that Elon Musk's distaste for the US was starting to become palpable.
The Tesla CEO – who has made himself billions off the back of US government subsidies and the US taxpayer – took to the “Daily Drive” podcast earlier this summer and called the people of China “smart” and “hard working” while at the same time calling US citizens “entitled” and “complacent”.
And they're really — they're not entitled, they're not complacent, whereas I see in the United States increasingly much more complacency and entitlement especially in places like the Bay Area, and L.A.