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Elon Musk responded to attacks from former President Donald Trump over the weekend by saying that it was time for America’s 45th president to get out of politics.
Trump, who attacked Musk while campaigning for a U.S. Senate candidate in Alaska on Saturday, said, “[Musk] said the other day, ‘Oh, I’ve never voted for a Republican.’”
“I said, ‘I didn’t know that,’” Trump claimed. “He told me he voted for me, so he’s another bulls**t artist.”
Musk responded to that claim on Twitter, writing: “Not true.”
Musk later responded to a separate tweet that included video of Trump making the attacks, writing: “I don’t hate the man, but it’s time for Trump 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 continued.
Musk later added that the problem with Trump was that there was “too much drama.”
“Do we really want a bull in a china shop situation every single day!?” Musk said. “Also, I think the legal maximum age for start of Presidential term should be 69.”
Musk said last month that he was leaning toward supporting Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis for president in 2024 when he was asked about the matter.
“I supported Yang last time, but DeSantis has a better chance of winning,” Musk later added.
Musk recently doubled down on supporting the Republican Party for the upcoming midterms because of how Democrats have treated him.
“I support free speech, but not any one candidate,” Musk wrote on Twitter. “In fact, I gave money to & voted for Hillary & then voted for Biden. However, given unprovoked attacks by leading Democrats against me & a very cold shoulder to Tesla & SpaceX, I intend to vote Republican in November.”
Musk stated in May that he would vote Republican in the upcoming election despite having “voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically.”
“Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” Musk said. “Now this election I will.”
Musk said Democrats were controlled by unions, which he said was “just another form of monopoly,” and class-action lawyers.
Musk later explained why he voted for Democrats in previous elections and why he can no longer support them moving forward.
“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party,” Musk tweeted. “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.”
This report has been updated to include additional information.