In the days after former President Donald Trump called Tesla CEO Elon Musk “another bulls**t artist” and attacked his companies as essentially worthless, Musk responded, calling out the former President’s age and accusing Trump of lying.
The war of words between Musk and Trump — which spanned two social media platforms and a rally — began when Musk tweeted that his vote for Texas congressional candidate Mayra Flores was the first time he voted for a Republican.
The former President seemingly took issue with that, calling out Musk for his apparent inconsistent statements.
At a rally in Alaska, where Trump was stumping for his preferred candidates, he called out Musk for reneging on his self-initiated Twitter deal and for apparently lying when he told Trump he voted for him.
The former President then claimed Musk was nothing more than a “bulls**t artist.”
Later, on Truth Social, Trump took aim at Musk’s companies, claiming the tech billionaire had no problem voicing his support for Trump when he needed government subsidies for “electric cars that don’t drive far enough, driverless cars that crash, or rocketships to nowhere.”
Musk eventually responded, saying that while he doesn’t “hate the man,” he believed that Trump should “hang up his hat & sail into the sunset.”
When questioned regarding which of Trump’s policy successes he had an issue with, the South African-born billionaire replied by saying the “legal maximum age for [the] start of [a] Presidential term should be 69.”
He doubled down on his remarks that Trump is too old to run for President, tweeting that “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.”