Elon Musk has denied Donald Trump’s claims that he voted for him within the final election.
In a sequence of tweets on Monday, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO responded to clips of Trump attacking the entrepreneur at a rally in Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday. The former president mocked Musk on the rally following studies that he had pulled out of his makes an attempt to take over Twitter in a deal value $44 billion.
“Elon is not going to buy Twitter. Where did you hear that before? From me,” Trump mentioned, including, “He’s got himself a mess. You know, he said the other day, ‘I’ve never voted for a Republican.’ I said I didn’t know that. So he’s another bulls**t artist, but he’s not going to be buying it.”
In a tweet, Musk denied Trump’s claims that he mentioned that he voted for him within the final election, tweeting “not true” below a clip of the remarks posted by the Bongino Report account.
Musk later mentioned that he does not “hate” Trump however urged that it is time for him to “hang up his hat & sail into the sunset.”
“Dems should also call off the attack—don’t make it so that Trump’s only way to survive is to regain the Presidency,” Musk added, with out clarification.
In a follow-up tweet, Musk mentioned there can be “too much drama” if Trump tries to run for the White House once more.
“Do we really want a bull in a china shop situation every single day!? Also, I think the legal maximum age for start of Presidential term should be 69,” he wrote.
In June, Musk mentioned he voted for the primary time ever as a Republican, supporting Mayra Flores within the particular election for Texas’ thirty fourth district, which was left vacant by Filemon Vela’s resignation in March
In the identical series of tweets, Musk mentioned he was nonetheless undecided on whether or not he would vote for a Republican presidential candidate in 2024. When requested who he was “leaning towards” supporting, Musk replied Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
On Monday, Musk as soon as once more appeared to help DeSantis as the popular selection for the GOP nomination in 2024 and rejected a suggestion that the Florida governor ought to be Trump’s working mate within the subsequent election earlier than difficult for president in 2028.
“Trump would be 82 at end of term, which is too old to be chief executive of anything, let alone the United States of America,” Musk tweeted. “If DeSantis runs against Biden in 2024, then DeSantis will easily win – he doesn’t even need to campaign.”
This just isn’t the primary time Musk has said he wouldn’t help Trump as president. On the eve of the November 2016 election, through which Trump beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Musk instructed CNBC that he does not consider that the Republican is the “right guy” for the White House.
Despite this, Musk agreed to hitch Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum earlier than leaving in June 2017 after the administration left the Paris local weather settlement.
Trump and Musk’s relationship hasn’t all the time been hostile. In January 2020, Trump likened Musk to Thomas Edison and described him as “one of our great geniuses.”
In May of that 12 months, Musk tweeted “thank you!” after Trump supported the CEO’s plans to reopen Tesla’s automotive manufacturing facility in California regardless of COVID-19 restrictions being in place.
Newsweek reached out to Donald Trump for remark.