Former President Donald Trump launched a vicious attack on Elon Musk Tuesday afternoon after Musk said earlier in the week that Trump should get out of politics.
Trump attacked Musk over the weekend at a political rally, claiming that Musk was a “bulls*** artist,” to which Musk responded by saying that he does not hate Trump “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, later adding that Trump caused “too much drama” and that he created “a bull in a china shop situation every single day.”
Trump then unleashed a harsher attack on Musk Tuesday evening, writing on social media: “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, 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.”
“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 continued. “P.S., Why was Elon allowed to break the $15 million stock purchase barrier on Twitter without any reporting? That is a very serious breach! Have fun Elon and @jack, go to it!”
Musk quickly responded to Trump’s tirade by writing “lmaooo” on Twitter followed by a GIF of Grampa Simpson from “The Simpsons” shaking his fist and yelling at the sky.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 12, 2022
Twitter filed a lawsuit against Musk earlier in the day in an attempt to force him to continue with his $44 billion purchase of the company.
“Musk refuses to honor his obligations to Twitter and its stockholders because the deal he signed no longer serves his personal interests,” the company said in the lawsuit. “Musk apparently believes that he — unlike every other party subject to Delaware contract law — is free to change his mind, trash the company, disrupt its operations, destroy stockholder value, and walk away.”
Musk decided that he wanted to terminate the deal because he claims that the company was not disclosing accurate information about how many spam accounts are on the platform.