The White House blasted Elon Musk for promoting “antisemitic and racist hate” after the Tesla CEO and X owner endorsed a social media post accusing Jewish people of pushing “hatred against whites.”
“We condemn this abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate in the strongest terms, which runs against our core values as Americans. We all have a responsibility to bring people together against hate, and an obligation to speak out against anyone who attacks the dignity of their fellow Americans and compromises the safety of our communities,” White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said in a statement on Friday.
An X user posted the antisemitic comments on Wednesday, and Mr. Musk quickly joined the conversation to agree with the poster.
“To the cowards hiding behind the anonymity of the internet and posting ‘Hitler was right’: You got something you want to say?”
Another user responded, ‘Okay. Jewish [people] have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them,” the poster wrote.
“You have said the actual truth,” Mr. Musk responded.
Mr. Bates, the White House spokesman, said of Mr. Musk that it was “unacceptable to repeat the hideous lie behind the most fatal act of antisemitism in American history at any time.”
The original post, from an account with fewer than 5,000 followers, has been viewed more than 1.1 million times since Mr. Musk replied.
In the same X thread, Mr. Musk also criticized the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish advocacy organization, and other groups that he claims are pushing “de facto white racism or anti-Asian racism or racism of any kind.”
In another post, Mr. Musk said the ADL “unjustly attacks the majority of the West” because they cannot criticize “minority groups who are their primary threat.”
X did not respond to a request for comment from The Washington Times.
Mr. Bates noted the proximity of Mr. Musk‘s post to the deadly terrorist attacks in Israel by Hamas on Oct. 7, which has been described as the “deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust.”
“We all have a responsibility to bring people together against hate, and an obligation to speak out against anyone who attacks the dignity of their fellow Americans and compromises the safety of our communities,” Mr. Bates said.