Update: According to Rolling Stone, Trump hit back on Truth Social after the latest Elon Musk tweet aimed at the former President suggesting that he ‘sail into the sunset’ and ‘hang up his hat’.
Trump wasted no time with his response, hitting back at the tech tycoon’s EV ventures and “rocketships to nowhere.”
New York Daily News
Days after expressing his intention to pull out of his attempted acquisition of Twitter, Elon Musk is telling Donald Trump to quit politics.
“I don’t hate the man, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat & sail into the sunset,” Musk tweeted Monday night.
Trump trashed Musk over the weekend, calling him “another bulls— artist” during a rally in Alaska. That insult came the day after Musk announced he no longer wished to pay $44 billion for the social media platform that banned Trump following the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump-supporting extremists. Twitter’s board of directors said it will force Musk to make good on the deal.
In his tweet Monday, Musk also appeared to suggest Democrats in power should refrain from trying to hold Trump accountable for his alleged transgressions so he can walk safely into that sunset.
“Dems should also call off the attack,” Musk added. “Don’t make it so that Trump’s only way to survive is to regain the Presidency.”
Those still supporting the former president tweeted their displeasure with Musk urging Trump to go away. They touted what they felt were the 45th president’s strong points.
“Yeah, but too much drama,” the 51-year-old entrepreneur replied. “Do we really want a bull in a china shop situation every single day!?”
Musk also suggested anyone who has celebrated a 70th birthday is too old to run the country. That would rule out Trump, 76, and President Joe Biden, 79, who has said he will seek reelection in 2024. Musk has expressed interest in Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 43, as the nation’s next president.
Musk, with a net worth of $226 billion, is the world’s richest man, according to Forbes. That financial publication puts Trump’s worth at $3 billion, which is $430 million more than when he left office in 2021.
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