Trump-Musk war of words escalates — Analysis
In an ongoing verbal dispute with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and former US President Donald Trump, Elon Musk claimed that he once had the opportunity to force Elon Musk into kneeling before him and ask for his help.
In a post on Truth Social on Tuesday, Trump responded to Musk’s call on him to drop his potential bid to seek re-election in 2024 and “to hang up his hat & sail into the sunset.”
Elon Musk asked me to help him with his many subsidies, including electric cars that aren’t driven long enough or driverless vehicles that crash.
In another post, Trump advised Musk to focus on “How to get out of Twitter chaos,” claiming that the billionaire “could owe $44 billion for something that’s perhaps worthless.”
Musk was referring to the lawsuit that Twitter filed against Musk on Tuesday, alleging that he had breached a contract for the purchase of the company.
Musk says Trump should ‘sail into the sunset’
Musk was quick to react to the former US leader’s jabs.
Responding to a Twitter user who tagged him in a screenshot of Trump’s post on Tuesday, the billionaire wrote ‘Lmaooo.’
Then he posted a gif of Grampa Simpson, one of the characters from ‘The Simpsons’ animated sitcom, apparently yelling while waving his fist out of the window.
The recent feud between Musk and Trump started last weekend, when the former American leader called Tesla CEO a “bulls*** artist” and accused him of lying about voting for him in 2016. Musk responded saying that it’s time for “too old” Trump to go and blaming him for creating “too much drama” during his presidency.
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