The Tesla founder replies to the criticisms of the former US president about the withdrawal of the Twitter offer to buy
“I don’t hate the man, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat & sail into the sunset.” The controversy between the two once friends runs on Twitter: Elon Musk attacks Donald Trump who, however, having been “banned” from the platform, cannot answer him directly.
Elon Musk’s vitriolic response – 50 years old – against the former president, who advises him to realize that he is too old – in 2024 he will be 78 – to run for a new term in the White House, has as a bone of contention the failure to purchase Twitter.
Musk recalled that “Trump would be 82 at the end of his term” and that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis “would easily win” if he ran against President Biden in 2024: “He doesn’t even need to campaign.” The tweet then disappeared from Musk’s timeline, but there are several “stamps” of the statement, also because the diatribe was picked up by all the American media.
The richest man in the world recently announced that he had voted for Republican Mayra Flores in the race for a seat in the House in Texas, specifying that she was “the first time” he voted Republican. At a rally on Saturday, Trump challenged him by claiming that the billionaire confessed to him that he voted for him in the last election. And Musk, commenting on the video, reacted curtly: “That’s not true.”
The about-face of the founder of Tesla, who for some months had shown himself ever closer to the positions of Trump and the Republicans, comes after the former president at a rally in Alaska called Musk “an artist of nonsense” for the affair of ‘ offer to buy the platform, then withdrawn.
Musk then, out of “impartiality”, also launches arrows against the Democrats, who must “stop attacking” Trump with the January 6 commission on the assault on Congress. “Don’t make it so Trump’s only way to survive is to regain the presidency,” he adds.