Elon Musk likens teleprompter-reliant Biden to Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk ripped into President Joe Biden Monday, attacking his ineffectual administration and comparing the teleprompter-reliant president to fictional news anchor Ron Burgundy.
Musk, 50, the wealthiest man in the world, made the comparison while speaking on a podcast at the All-In Summit, according to a report.
“The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter,” Musk said. “The path to power is the path to the teleprompter.”
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“I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like Anchorman.”
The 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy follows the career of a narcissistic anchorman named Ron Burgundy.
Burgundy, played by Will Ferrell, sees his career as a news anchor collapse after he reads a malicious line hastily written on a teleprompter by his rival and future love interest Veronica Corningstone, played by Christina Applegate.
During the podcast, Musk also slammed the Biden administration for its ineffectual nature.
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“This administration doesn’t seem to get a lot done,” Musk said. “The Trump administration, leaving Trump aside, there were a lot of people in the administration who were effective at getting things done.”