Trump-Musk confrontation escalates

The previous US president responded to Tesla CEO’s name on him to go for good

Former US President Donald Trump in an ongoing verbal problem with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has claimed that he was as soon as ready to make the billionaire kneel earlier than him and beg for assist.

In a submit on Fact Social on Tuesday, Trump responded to Musk’s name on him to drop his potential bid to hunt re-election in 2024 and “to hold up his hat & sail into the sundown.”

When Elon Musk got here to the White Home asking me for assistance on all of his many backed initiatives, whether or not it is electrical automobiles that do not drive lengthy sufficient, driverless automobiles that crash, or rocketships to nowhere, with out which subsidies he’d be nugatory, and telling me how he was a giant Trump fan and Republican, I may have mentioned, ‘drop to your knees and beg,’ and he would have achieved it.

In one other submit, Trump suggested Musk to give attention to “getting himself out of the Twitter mess,” claiming that the billionaire “may owe $44 billion for one thing that’s maybe nugatory.”

He referred to the lawsuit, which Twitter filed on Tuesday towards Musk, accusing him of breaching a contract to buy the corporate.

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Musk was fast to react to the previous US chief’s jabs.

Responding to a Twitter consumer who tagged him in a screenshot of Trump’s submit on Tuesday, the billionaire wrote ‘Lmaooo.’

Then he posted a gif of Grampa Simpson, one of many characters from ‘The Simpsons’ animated sitcom, apparently yelling whereas waving his fist out of the window.

The current feud between Musk and Trump began final weekend, when the previous American chief referred to as Tesla CEO a “bulls*** artist” and accused him of mendacity about voting for him in 2016. Musk responded saying that it’s time for “too outdated” Trump to go and blaming him for creating “an excessive amount of drama” throughout his presidency.