The war of words between former President Donald Trump and Elon Musk is escalating – and getting weirder.
On Tuesday night, Trump responded to a series of tweets the Tesla chief had sent on Monday to encourage Trump to end his political career.
“I do not hate the man, but it is time for Trump to hang up his hat and sail into the sunset,” Musk said on Twitter. “They should also stop the attack – do not make it so that Trump’s only way to survive is to regain the presidency.”
It is no surprise that the former president did not take this into account. For his part, he joined his right-wing social media network Truth Social and attacked Musk, recalling one of the many times the Tesla boss visited the White House during his administration.
“When Elon Musk came to the White House and asked me for help with all his many subsidized projects, whether it be electric cars that do not drive long enough, driverless cars that crash, or rocket ships to nowhere, without which subsidies he would be. worthless, “Trump wrote,”[ads1]; and to tell me how he was a big Trump fan and Republican, I could have said, ‘drop on your knees and beg’, and he would have done it.
For the sake of good order, the ex-president seemed to be enjoying Tuesday’s other Musk news: Twitter is suing the moon-loving billionaire, claiming he broke a contract to buy the company.
“Now Elon should focus on getting out of the Twitter mess because he could owe $ 44 billion for something that might be worthless. Also a lot of competition for electric cars! »
In response to the Trump shocks, Musk wrote on Twitter late Tuesday night: “Lmaooo”, while he further tweeted out a Simpsons gif with reference to the “Old Man Yells at Cloud” memo.
Musk did not immediately return The Daily Beast’s request for comment Tuesday night.
Throughout the day, Trump also attacked the House’s January 6 committee, supported MAGA – friendly candidates and shared baseless allegations that the 2020 election was “rigged.”
“The fuss and the irregularities were incredible,” the ex-president roared after the committee tasked with investigating the Capitol uprising revealed that Trump was trying to contact a witness who has not yet appeared before the panel, which posed a potential witness interference.