Musk’s feedback got here after Trump ripped into the Tesla CEO at his Saturday rally in Anchorage, Alaska.
“I don’t hate the person, nevertheless it’s time for Trump to hold up his hat & sail into the sundown,” Musk wrote on Twitter late Monday night. “Dems must also name off the assault—don’t make it in order that Trump’s solely approach to survive is to regain the Presidency.”
However it didn’t finish there. Musk took one other shot—at Trump’s age.
“Trump can be 82 at finish of time period, which is simply too outdated to be chief govt of something, not to mention the USA of America,” Musk continued. “If [Florida Gov. Ron] DeSantis runs in opposition to Biden in 2024, then DeSantis will simply win—he doesn’t even have to marketing campaign.”
The SpaceX founder additionally responded to Trump’s assertion at his rally that Musk advised Trump he had voted for him.
“Not true,” Musk declared.
A Trump spokesperson didn’t return The Each day Beast’s request for touch upon Monday evening.
Whereas Trump has lengthy publicly teased a 2024 run for the White Home, a supply near the ex-president not too long ago advised The Each day Beast an official determination hasn’t been made, including, “It’s a private determination between [Trump] and his household.”
Nonetheless, the forty fifth president has continued to carry giant rallies, the place he has railed in opposition to all manners of opponents—together with the Tesla boss.
“Elon. Elon shouldn’t be going to purchase Twitter. The place did you hear that earlier than? From me,” Trump mentioned at his Saturday night rally, taking intention at Musk for balking on his buy of the social media platform.
“You already know, he mentioned the opposite day, ‘Oh, I’ve by no means voted for a Republican.’ I mentioned: ‘I didn’t know that.’ He advised me he voted for me. So he’s one other bullshit artist,” Trump added on the rally earlier than tearing into Musk over his “rotten” contract with Twitter.
The barbs marked a turnabout from the pair’s dynamic even simply months in the past. In Could, Musk said at a convention hosted by the Monetary Instances that he would reinstate the previous president’s Twitter account if his acquisition went via.
“I do assume that it was not appropriate to ban Donald Trump. I feel that was a mistake as a result of it alienated a big a part of the nation and didn’t in the end end in Donald Trump not having a voice,” Musk mentioned.
The Tesla CEO had beforehand served on two of Trump’s presidential advisory councils. Nonetheless, he resigned when the then-president withdrew from the Paris Settlement, a global dedication to decreasing local weather change’s results.
Extra not too long ago, the billionaire has tangled with the Biden administration, claiming that it has conspicuously missed Tesla when highlighting American carmakers’ efforts to supply extra environmentally pleasant autos.
Apparently fed up with each leaders, Musk has moved on to DeSantis. It stays to be seen how lengthy that alliance lasts.
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