Elon Musk is struggling with his own pledge to get a better handle on his use of Twitter, posting a version of an Adolf Hitler clip that lampoons fund managers who are betting against his company.
The Tesla Inc. CEO on Sunday tweeted an often-parodied clip from the film "Downfall." In Musk's version of the movie about Hitler's last days, the dictator is a short seller haranguing his aides about losing money at every turn because Tesla's shares are rising with the growing success of the mass-market Model 3 sedan.
Tesla last week reported better margins on the Model 3 in the second quarter, as well as a lower cash-burn rate. That, and the promise the company would be able to turn a profit in the remaining quarters of the year sent the stock soaring. Musk also apologized for his disparaging comments to analysts on a previous earnings call, easing concerns among investors.
Musk is well known for his use of Twitter, both for amusing comments as well as outbursts that have weighed on the electric car maker's stock. In a recent interview, he pledged to try and limit how he engages with people criticizing him or his company on the social media network.