Elon Musk makes up incredible claim about swastika-tattooed Texas Mall hitman
Twitter owner Elon Musk on Tuesday reiterated his claim that there was “no evidence” that the swastika-tattooed man suspected of killing eight people at a mall in Allen, Texas earlier this month was was a white supremacist.
“I think it was misattributed to white supremacist action,” Musk told CNBC’s David Faber. “I’m saying I thought it was silly to attribute it to white supremacy.”
The suspect, Mauricio Garcia, was shot dead by police during the attack, reportedly wearing a patch that read “RWDS” – short for “Right Wing Death Squad”.
“We know that he had neo-Nazi ideas. He had patches. He had tattoos. Even his signature confirmed that,” said Hank Sibley, North Texas regional director for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Garcia is also said to have posted neo-Nazi content online.
Musk who Welcome back to Twitter Many previously banned far-right users after buying the platform last year also spoke out about his attacks on Democratic donor George Soros, the billionaire investor and Jewish Holocaust survivor the goal far-right anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Musk tweeted Monday that Soros “wants to destroy the fabric of civilization” and “hates humanity.”
“I’m more of a Prosemite,” defended Musk, who has tweeted memes about Nazi dictators in the past Adolf Hitler.
Faber asked Musk if his controversial, and sometimes false, comments might put potential advertisers off Twitter. He sat for twelve seconds before saying, “You know, I’m reminded of that. There’s a scene in The Princess Bride – a great movie – where he confronts the person who killed his father and says, ‘Offer me money, offer me power, I don’t care .”
“So you just don’t care?” asked Faber.
“I’ll say what I want to say, and if the consequence is losing money, then so be it,” Musk replied.