Donald Trump boasted that he could make Elon Musk “fall to his knees” and “beg” for help when the former president ignored the last bombs on January 6 to escalate his feud with the Tesla titan.
Mr Trump took to Truth Social when the electric car entrepreneur was sued by Twitter for withdrawing from the $ 44 billion purchase of the social media platform.
“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, and to tell me how he was a big Trump fan and Republican, I could have said, ̵[ads1]6;Get down on your knees and beg,’ and he would have done it,” Trump wrote.
The one-time president attacked the world’s richest person on Tuesday, shortly after the committee hearing on January 6 heard that he had tried to contact a witness in the investigation and that the Ministry of Justice had been notified.
And he mocked Mr Musk over his new legal battle with Twitter, which he agreed to buy earlier this year.
“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! » he wrote.
“PS Why was Elon allowed to break the $ 15 million share purchase barrier on Twitter without reporting? It’s a very serious breach! Have fun Elon and @jack, go for it!”
Trump’s scorn came the day after the SpaceX chief said he thought it was time for the Republican politician to “hang up his hat and sail into the sunset.”
“I do not hate the man, but it is time for Trump to hang up his hat and sail into the sunset. Dems should also stop the attack – do not make it so that Trump’s only way to survive is to regain the presidency, Musk wrote on Twitter.
This came a few days after Trump called him a “bull **** artist” and claimed that he had told him that he had voted for him twice.
Musk has told his 100 million followers on Twitter that he would support Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over Trump in 2024, and that he would only have voted Republicans for the first time in June.