Elon Musk would like Steve Bannon to criticize him some more.
Responding to a CNN interview in which the one-time strategist to President Donald Trump rebuked the Tesla CEO and other Silicon Valley giants and called them “man childs,” Musk quipped, “Can Steve Bannon insult me some more?”
“Best PR I’ve had in a while,” Musk said Thursday night.
Bannon, who was ousted from the White House in August 2017, has been lashing out at tech companies, echoing Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that places like Google and Facebook are politically biased against conservatives.
It is not entirely clear why Musk welcomed Bannon’s insults. He is not known to take kindly to anything he interprets as a personal slight, as demonstrated by his responses to an avalanche of negative press earlier this summer.