But while Musk also defended his donation by mentioning that he has donated almost $6 million to the Sierra Club, an environmentalist group fighting climate change, he is also helping keep fringe extremists in the Republican Party in power.
A number of analysts and investors, requesting anonymity, told Reuters that Musk's comments were adding to their concerns that his public statements were distracting him from Tesla's main business of producing electric cars.
Mr Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research, who has always been bullish on Tesla, said the latest dust-ups involving Mr Musk only show "he is human", and do not detract from his quality as a great innovator.
Unsworth has said he is considering legal action against the billionaire entrepreneur, who is chief executive of the electric auto maker Tesla.
Cave diver considers suing over Musk's baseless 'pedo' accusation
As Ohlheiser wrote, Musk soon "started a Twitter argument over how much credit he deserved for offering to help save the youths", during which argument he showed off an email of himself corresponding with one of the British divers and incidentally claimed that the Thai official in charge of the rescue had not been in charge.
Musk called the diver a "pedo" on Sunday in a tweet he later deleted.
He said Mr Musk appeared to be following in the footsteps of US President Donald Trump in using Twitter to vent frustration and insult anyone with whom he disagrees.
In a Tweet, Musk had proposed "a tiny kid sized submarine" for the rescue. Pressed to explain the accusation, Musk instead doubled down: "Bet ya a signed dollar it's true".
Loup Ventures published an open letter to Musk on behalf of investors, saying the comments to Unsworth "crossed the line" and calling for an apology.
Considering the immensity of Musk's following and his net worth, the Brit could get a hefty settlement if he decides to pursue legal action.
There have also been larger issues involving Tesla. "The challenge is that he would have to find assets of Musk's outside of the America".
Unsworth, who lives part of the year in Thailand, took part in the gargantuan 18-day effort to retrieve the 12 boys and their coach, a mission that ended on July 10 when the last five members were extracted.
Roma are considering the bid, a world record for a keeper, but no deal has been agreed and the Italian side are said to want £66m. Chelsea's interest depends on Thibaut Courtois' future, while Real Madrid have made the Belgian their main target.
He said the meeting with Mr Putin had gone "even better" than the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Speaking alongside Putin in Helsinki on Monday, Trump said: "He just said it's not Russian Federation ".
The pundit has a penchant for criticising Paul Pogba , often singling out the Manchester United player for particular scrutiny. It was a lovely moment for France , who won their first World Cup since 1998, having lost a final 12 years ago to Italy.
But the big new character is of course Donna's mother Ruby, played drolly by Cher , who shows up on the island by helicopter. Half the film will be taken up in flashback to the life of young Donna, played by Lily James .
In 2001, a 70-pound cub named Mulac got loose for about 10 minutes before he was brought down with a tranquilizer dart. Burks said the zoo will investigate the incident, including how the jaguar got free.
They looked comfortable as they chatted and laughed about - well, who knows what Duchesses talk about during their leisure time. Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton watched Serena Williams compete against Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon on Saturday.
On Thursday, Strzok said the message was written late at night after Trump's campaign comments disparaging a slain US soldier. And Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman said, "I have never seen my colleagues so out of control, so angry".
France , which claimed the country's only World Cup title on home turf in 1998, will be playing in their third final in 20 years. Ignoring Croatian protests, Griezmann stroked the ball home in the 38th minute for his fourth goal of Russian Federation 2018.
Nestor Pitana chose to overturn his original decision after adjudging Perisic had deliberately handled the ball in the area. The referee ruled it handball only after a video review, just as the first thunders claps boomed around the stadium.
He added: "The pressure that was put on these (international divers) was huge and they never dropped the ball for a second". Then the problem became how to get them back out through the tunnels, some completely full of fast-flowing flood water.
Ga. officers use coin flip to determine if woman goes to jail
The episode was first reported by 11Alive, a news station in Atlanta, which said it brought the footage to the attention of Webb. The coin, according to the officers, landed on tails, which meant they should have let Webb go with a speeding ticket.
Warner wants more Americans in Trump-Putin meeting
The Russian defendants are not in custody, and it is not clear they will ever appear in an American court. The US doesn't have an extradition treaty with Moscow and can't force the Russians to hand over citizens.
Thai Boys Rescued From Cave Say 'Thank You' In New Video
Two British divers found them on July 2, squatting on a mound in a flooded chamber several kilometres inside the cave complex. He and and health permanent secretary Jedsada Chokdumrongsuk went to Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital to visit the 13 people.
Dems: Trump must take Putin to task on election meddling
The indictment says the agents transferred stolen Democratic Party documents to the GRU-leased IL computer in April, 2016 . News of the indictment came as Trump was meeting Queen Elizabeth II and just 72 hours before his meeting with Putin.
Trade tariffs will harm the world
Since then, the president has said his administration could impose duties on virtually all Chinese imports into the U.S. The proposed new US tariffs follow the decision to impose duties in two stages on $50 billion in Chinese goods.