Musk responds to Trump without hate, urges him to hang up his hat, make room for younger DeSantis

Billionaire CEO Elon Musk hit back after former President Donald Trump labeled him a “bullsh*t artist” regarding the saga of the Twitter acquisition and took a unique tact with an included lesson to those who agree Trump should “sail into the sunset.”

It remains to be seen if Musk’s decision to back out of his purchase of Twitter is part of a larger plan for his benefit, but that hasn’t stopped critics from weighing in. Among the most vocal has been Trump who was forced into starting his own social media platform, Truth Social, after a permanent ban from Twitter kept him from readily sharing his hot takes on current events.

While at a rally in Alaska Saturday, the former president reminded the audience that he had predicted the Twitter deal wouldn’t go through and said, “Elon is not going to buy Twitter. Where did you hear that before? From me,” before Trump said that Musk had voted for him and told him so personally despite recent statements to have only just voted for a Republican for the first time with Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX).

This led Trump to slam Musk as a “bullsh*t artist,” but the wealthiest man in the world had a simple response to the president’s claim, “Not true.”

Musk then specifically reacted to the “bullsh*t artist” remark and instead of offering a retaliatory strike, he attempted to school those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome on what they would need to do if they’re tired of hearing from the former world leader.

“I don’t hate the man, but it’s time for Trump to hang us 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,” he wrote basically telling the left it’s time they stopped paying so much attention to the man they love to loathe.

However, Musk didn’t leave the matter there. He was more than happy to offer a follow-up on his reasoning after radio host Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo listed off a number of Trump’s successes and asked, “What — on policy — did you have an issue with?”

The entrepreneur didn’t refute that the president had accomplished a great number of things. Instead, he stood against the persona and further cautioned against the elderly holding the position in the future with a fallback to one of his preferred numbers. “Yeah, but too much drama. 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.”

Even that wasn’t a critique of the fitness level of Trump. Musk seemed more at odds with the ability of elderly politicians to actually relate to the concerns of the younger generations as he replied in 100 percent agreement with one user’s comment, “We have quite a serious issue with gerontocracy, where the leaders of so many countries are extremely old. And it is just impossible to stay in touch with the people if you are many generations older than them.

As to where he sees his support going in 2024, Musk stood by his earlier opinion that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) could handily beat President Joe Biden in 2024 arguing America’s governor “doesn’t even need to campaign.”


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