Kayleigh McEnany has message for Tesla CEO: Hey, Elon Musk, we need more entrepreneurs in the swamp
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Outkick Founder Clay Travis react to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's feud with Elon Musk.
Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany revealed she is impressed with Tesla CEO Elon Musk for being open about his opinions that cut against the Washington establishment and said she hopes he would consider a political future on "Hannity" Thursday.
"I think when you look at wokeism – which is a very powerful drug – this is a man who said, 'I'm not going to be a billionaire elite. I'm not going to just say what is woke, say what is liberal, say what is expected of me. I'm going to just be me.' And he's doing just that," the former White House press secretary said.
Elon Musk attends TIME Person of the Year on December 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIME)
McEnany was responding to a recent feud that has broken out between Musk and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
The rift began when Warren took a shot at Musk after he won Time's "Person of the Year."
Warren said, "Let’s change the rigged tax code so ‘Person of the Year’ will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else."
Musk responded by calling her "Senator Karen" and adding that Warren reminds him of his friend's "angry" mom from his youth who would yell at the drop of a hat.
McEnany praised Musk for "cutting through the noise" and "holding a powerful senator accountable."
When Joy Reid hopped in the game to defend Warren, slamming Musk for being a "selfish and disrespectful" freeloader, the SpaceX founder clapped back saying, "(Lack of) Joy Reid is a lobbyist for Sen Karen."
MSNBC's Joy Reid interviews Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Dec. 15, 2021, on feud with Elon Musk. (MSNBC)
McEnany said that America needs more outsiders to cut through the swamp's vertical.
"I was in the swamp. I happened to work for a non-politician President Donald J. Trump, the greatest president of our time. We need more people like Elon Musk getting in the game, and he might just be doing that."
Former President Donald Trump introduces Kayleigh McEnany during 2020 campaign rally on October 19, 2020, in Prescott, Arizona. (Photo by Caitlin O'Hara/Getty Images)
"So hey, Elon Musk, you may have a political future. We need more people like you, entrepreneurs in the swamp. It takes a lot of courage to go there and leave what's comfortable, and he may be doing that."
"He's done the same with Bernie Sanders. I am so impressed by him," she added.
Musk responded to a Sanders tweet that called for the "extremely wealthy to pay their fair share."
"I keep forgetting that you’re still alive," Musk said. "Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word."
McEnany also raised that Musk criticized President Biden's Build Back Better agenda. He said, "[C]an the whole bill. Don’t pass it, that’s my recommendation."
"He's one of the most interesting people in America," McEnany concluded.