Elon Musk calls Elizabeth Warren 'Senator Karen' after she claimed he is 'freeloading off everyone else'

Warren is not the first senator to find herself on the receiving end of backlash from Musk

Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk took aim at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Tuesday, referring to her as "Senator Karen" after she claimed he does not pay taxes and is "freeloading off everyone else."

SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk looks on as he visits the construction site of Tesla's gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2021. (REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo) (Reuters Photos)

"Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else," Warren wrote in a tweet attacking Musk, who was named Time's Person of the Year for 2021 on Monday.


"Stop projecting," Musk wrote in response, linking to a 2019 opinion piece from political consultant Bradley Blakeman, which classifies Warren as a "fraud" following her claims of Native American ancestry.

Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to supporters on Feb. 11, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (AP Newsroom)

"You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason," added Musk, the world's richest man. "Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen."

Further responding to Warren's accusations that he does not pay taxes, Musk tweeted: "And if you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year."

"Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already," Musk added in another tweet.

Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (Getty Images)


Warren is not the first senator to find herself on the receiving end of backlash from Musk.

In November, Musk responded on Twitter to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders's demands that the wealthy "pay their fair share," writing: "I keep forgetting that you’re still alive."

The tweet came in response to Sanders saying on Twitter, "We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period."

Musk, now with a net worth of more than $260 billion, became the chief executive of Tesla in 2008.