Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk ripped the Department of Defense on Sunday after it tweeted that “diversity is a strategic imperative.”
The DOD tweeted on Saturday, “Diversity is a strategic imperative critical to mission readiness and accomplishment. We were on site for the 2023 inaugural [Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion] Summit as DEIA experts led forums to advance the DEIA and DoD mission — because our people matter.”
Musk responded, “Your strategic imperative is defending the United States.”
Your strategic imperative is defending the United States
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 19, 2023
The summit, according to an earlier tweet, took place February 15-17, and featured “distinguished presenters, renowned experts in government, higher education, business, science, and technology.”
Join the @DoD_ODEI Summit next week, Feb. 15-17, and immerse yourself with distinguished presenters and renowned experts in government, higher education, business, science, and technology.
Register now:https://t.co/n4bLQz45v0 pic.twitter.com/ejlgkG6LAJ
— Department of Defense 🇺🇸 (@DeptofDefense) February 7, 2023
It is not the first time Musk has rankled the Pentagon, but it is the first time he has taken aim at the Biden Pentagon’s wokeness.