Elon Musk provoked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the course of taking a victory lap on Twitter over Tesla Inc.’s surging share price.
The chief executive officer first taunted short sellers in a string of tweets, joking that the electric-car maker would “make fabulous short shorts in radiant red satin with gold trim.” That’s an apparent reference to a post two years ago that he would send “a box of short shorts” to hedge fund manager David Einhorn, one of Tesla’s most prominent critics.
Then Musk, 49, wrote Thursday that he would send shorts to the SEC, referring to the agency again as the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission.” He first used the phrase in October 2018 after the regulator accused him of securities fraud.
Replying to @elonmuskWill send some to the Shortseller Enrichment Commission to comfort them through these difficult times8:50 PM · Jul 2, 2020
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