In a nutshell: Not solely is Elon Musk coping with a lawsuit from Twitter that would drive him to purchase the platform, however he is additionally engaged in a disagreement with Donald Trump. The Tesla boss tweeted that Trump ought to “cling up his hat” and is simply too outdated to run for workplace once more in 2024. A response to the previous president calling Musk a “bulls**t artist” who would have “begged” him for presidency subsidies.
Trump began the spat on Saturday at a marketing campaign rally when he referred to as Musk a BS artist for claiming that he had by no means voted Republican till this June. “He informed me he voted for me,” Trump stated. He additionally referred to as the Twitter acquisition contract “rotten.”
Former President Donald Trump says Elon Musk is “not going to purchase Twitter and he is a bullshit artist.”pic.twitter.com/vscrRYTBql
— Watcher.Guru (@WatcherGuru) July 10, 2022
On the identical day we heard Twitter is suing Musk for strolling away from the deal, the world’s richest man responded to Trump. “I do not hate the person, however it’s time for Trump to hold up his hat & sail into the sundown,” Musk tweeted.
“Also, I believe the authorized most age for begin of Presidential time period must be 69,” Musk added. If Trump does run, he can be 78 on the time of the election and, if he wins, 82 by the tip of his second time period as president.
Trump continued the tirade on his personal social media app, Truth Social. “When Elon Musk got here to the White House asking me for assistance on all of his many backed initiatives, whether or not it is electrical automobiles that do not drive lengthy sufficient, driverless automobiles that crash, or rocketships to nowhere, with out which subsidies he’d be nugatory and inform me how he was an enormous Trump fan and Republican, I may have stated, “drop to your knees and beg,” and he would have performed it,” he wrote.
“Now Elon ought to give attention to getting himself out of the Twitter mess as a result of he may owe $44 billion for one thing that is maybe nugatory,” Trump’s submit continued. “Also, a number of competitors for electrical automobiles!”
Musk replied with a tweet that learn “Lmaooo” together with a GIF of the Grampa Simpson ‘outdated man yells at cloud’ meme.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 12, 2022
The two males have clashed earlier than; Musk beforehand stated he was fascinated about supporting Florida governor Ron DeSantis because the Republican candidate within the subsequent presidential election, and he withdrew from the Presidential Advisory Forum in 2017 in protest over Trump’s determination to withdraw from the Paris settlement. However, Musk did say he would permit Trump again onto Twitter if he took over, overturning the permanent suspension handed down final yr.