The verbal battle between the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, and the current CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, is escalating and becoming stranger.
On Tuesday evening, President Trump sent a response to a series of tweets that Tesla’s CEO had made earlier in the week urging Trump to retire from politics, The Daily Beast reports.
“I don’t hate the man, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat & sail into the sunset,” Musk had said on Twitter. “Dems should also call off the attack—don’t make it so that Trump’s only way to survive is to regain the Presidency.”
It should come as no surprise that the previous president did not take the insult well. In response, he attacked Musk on his conservative social media platform, Truth Social, by bringing up one of the numerous occasions when the Tesla CEO went to the White House while he was in office.
“When Elon Musk came to the White House asking me for help on all of his many subsidized projects, whether it’s electric cars that don’t drive long enough, driverless cars that crash, or rocketships to nowhere, without which subsidies he’d be worthless,” Trump wrote, “and telling me how he was a big Trump fan and Republican, I could have said, ‘drop to your knees and beg,’ and he would have done it.”
Trumps adds that Twitter is suing the billionaire, saying that he breached a contract to acquire the firm.
“Now Elon should focus on getting himself out of the Twitter mess because he could owe $44 billion for something that’s perhaps worthless. Also, lots of competition for electric cars!” Trump added.
Musk sent the following message on Twitter late Tuesday night in response to Trump’s attacks, which is the classic Simpsons “old man yells at a cloud” meme:
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