MarketWatch First Take: Riding high on profit, Tesla’s Elon Musk promises much, trash-talks nearly everyone

Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk was full of pip and vinegar after the electric car company reported a surprise profit and better-than-expected revenue Wednesday, confidently trash-talking rivals and naysayers, while setting a few more goals that may to tough for the company to meet.

Even before the company’s call with investors, Musk retweeted a CNBC interview with former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz, who disparaged Tesla’s financials and likened its supporters to members of a religious cult. Musk had his own response to Tesla fans:

Dear cult members, I love you https://t.co/1OzRaSQzhT

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2016

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