Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Musk Targeted by Doug Derwin
Derwin believes that Musk should not be working with Trump due to his climate change policies
There have been multiple occasions where Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been under attack from either individuals or organizations related to its technology like autopilot or due to its mission of a greener environment. And it looks as if similar things are now back to haunt the company altogether as Doug Derwin is now leading a campaign against Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk.
Last month there was a banner visible outside Tesla’s factory in Fremont which read “Elon: Please Dump Trump.” At that time no one claimed responsibility for the banner, but now Derwin says that he was the one behind it. The advertisement clearly had a message written down that this is a paid advertisement and does not reflect the views of Clear Channel Outdoor or its lessors.
This was also the particular reason that even after his Model S was ready, he did not buy the car and instead gave away $150,000 to American Civil Liberties Union. He said that Trump was using Musk to legitimize himself and that is why he canceled his order. He also now launched a website called http://www.elondumptrump.com/that features videos of upset Tesla owners along with stickers and hats that read “Resist.”
Derwin has made it clear that he will only end the campaign once Musk parts way with Trump. Derwin said, “If Elon will resign from the boards and speak out against what Trump is doing, I’ll call off the campaign.” He also stated that he would donate $1 million to the charity of Musk’s choice if the CEO wears a “Resist” hat and tweets that he does not agree with Trump policies regarding climate change.