AOC took to Twitter on Wednesday night and wrote: “Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that ‘free speech’ is actually a $8/mo subscription plan.
Elon Musk hit back: “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8.”
Hours later, the congresswoman joked on Twitter that she seemed “to have gotten under a certain billionaire’s skin” next to a laughing emoji.
“Just a reminder that money will never buy your way out of insecurity, folks,” she wrote.
Musk also tweeted a screenshot of a sweatshirt from Ocasio-Cortez’s merchandise line with the price of $58 circled alongside a thinking face emoji.
Proud of this and always will be.
My workers are union, make a living wage, have full healthcare, and aren’t subject to racist treatment in their workplaces. Items are made in USA.
Team AOC honors and respects working people. You should try it sometime instead of union-busting. https://t.co/TCOh3IHXlF
Ocasio-Cortez defended the cost of the sweatshirt, while taking the opportunity to get in another jab at the billionaire.
She wrote: “My workers are union, have full healthcare + benefits like childcare help, and every one is paid a living wage. Proceeds go to community acts like tutoring underserved kids. You’re a union buster with an ego problem who pockets the change from underpaying and mistreating people.”
Yo @elonmusk while I have your attention, why should people pay $8 just for their app to get bricked when they say something you don’t like?
This is what my app has looked like ever since my tweet upset you yesterday. What’s good? Doesn’t seem very free speechy to me 🤔 pic.twitter.com/e3hcZ7T9up