Elon Musk was in comparison with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell after the Tesla and SpaceX CEO stated that he plans to vote Republican within the subsequent election.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Musk wrote: “In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican.”
“Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …” Musk’s tweet added, with a popcorn emoji.
The feedback by Musk, who just lately introduced that his Twitter buy was paused, prompted an array of responses on social media, with many evaluating him to Lindell. The MyPillow CEO is a distinguished supporter of former President Donald Trump and has continued to advertise unproven claims of fraud within the 2020 presidential election.
“Is Elon Musk the next Mike Lindell?” Twitter user Alienphysics wrote.
Twitter user Richard Signorelli wrote: “.@elonmusk is rapidly becoming the Mike Lindell of EV manufacturers.”
Another Twitter consumer, BrooklynDad_Defiant, wrote that Musk bought Twitter “to make Liberals stop calling him the new Mike Lindell.”
In addition to saying that he plans to vote Republican, Musk posted one other tweet that stated: “Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months.”
That tweet additionally prompted some Twitter customers to proceed evaluating the tech mogul to Lindell.
Keith Olbermann responded to Musk’s tweet, saying: “So @elonmusk is just Mike Lindell with a DIFFERENT amateur haircut?”
Similarly, Twitter consumer Jay Wolf wrote: “Cry baby. Stop being such a Mike Lindell.”
Twitter consumer Rex Zane stated: “The only difference between Elon Musk and Mike Lindell at this point is that Musk can afford the lawsuits.”
Over the previous a number of months, Musk has continued to make headlines following his buy of Twitter. In a press release on April 25, Twitter introduced that Musk was planning to buy the social media large for $44 billion and, upon completion of the deal, Twitter would turn into a privately owned firm.
“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it,” Musk stated in a joint assertion with Twitter.
However, earlier this month, Musk introduced on Twitter that his deal to buy the social media app was paused “pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users.”
Newsweek reached out to Tesla for remark from Musk.