Elon Musk uses Tesla earnings call to brag about how popular he is on Twitter

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Elon Musk is all Twitter all the time these days — even when he's on Tesla's quarterly earnings call. 

Polls have shown that Tesla's favorability is declining among Democrats, suggesting Musk's public embrace of the right is alienating left-leaning customers. 

"Let me check my Twitter account. OK, so I've got 127 million followers, and it continues to grow very rapidly," Musk said. "That suggests that I'm reasonably popular. Now, I might not be popular with some people, but for the vast majority of people, my follower count speaks for itself." 

"I'm the most interacted social media account, I think maybe in the world, certainly on Twitter," the billionaire added. 

"I think Twitter's actually an incredibly powerful tool for driving demand for Tesla. And I would really encourage companies out there of all kinds, automotive or otherwise, to make more use of Twitter and to use their Twitter accounts in ways that are interesting, and informative, entertaining," Musk said. 

To be sure, Musk also talked about Tesla's finances. The company reported $24.32 billion in revenue during the last three months of 2022, beating Wall Street's expectations. Adjusted earnings per share of $1.19 also beat analyst estimates.

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