Musk responded to the criticism on March 21 and tweeted, “I am accumulating resources to help make life multi-planetary and extend the light of consciousness to the stars.”
Sanders replied, “Space travel is an exciting idea, but right now we need to focus on Earth and create a progressive tax system so that children don’t go hungry, people are not homeless and all Americans have healthcare. The level of inequality in America is obscene and a threat to our democracy.”
The SpaceX founder reflected on his own political leanings in the 2020 Sway interview. He said, “If you’ve got a two-party system, then the problematic issues are going to kind of fall somewhat randomly into one party or the other. It’s not clear to me that there’s a cohesive set of reasoning why these things are on one party versus another.”
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