Passing the buck, a great presidential quality.
Meanwhile, the Verge grabbed some comments from car dealers from New Jersey:
“This Musk guy, he wants all the profits for himself,” said Tom Dougherty, a BMW Salesman. “They wanted to go direct, which means no sales force. That’s cutting out a lot of people. No way that’s gonna fly.”
Jim Appleton, the president of the New Jersey Coalition of Automobile Retails, or NJ CAR said:
“He needs to stop and take a breath … If you’re an Internet billionaire, maybe you think the world revolves around you, and the world springs from your laptop. Well, I got news for him. This is not a new law, Tesla is operating illegally, and as of April 1st, they will be out of business unless they decide to open a franchise.”
“Mr. Musk is a brilliant man, and Tesla is an innovative company. We can all respect that,” said Appleton. “But he doesn’t get what it takes to do business in New Jersey. With all due respect, his legal opinions are about as sound as my programming abilities.”