New Delhi: Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday said it is time for former US President Donald Trump to “hang up his hat and go into the sunset”.
Musk’s quip comes after Trump called the Tesla CEO “another bull s*** artist”. The controversy started with Trump’s claim that Musk had voted for him. However, Musk denied the claim, saying it was “not true”. Read More: WhatsApp Users Alert! WhatsApp head warns users against fake WhatsApp app
Earlier, Trump called Musk “another bull s*** artist” and reiterated that he voted for him. Read more: WhatsApp will make you respond with more emoji
“You know what he (Elon Musk) said the other day that he never voted for Republican. You know he told me he voted for me. So he’s another bull s*** artist are,” he said at the Save America rally in Anchorage, Alaska.
The former US president also commented on the ongoing legal battle between Twitter and Musk. Trump said, “Elon isn’t going to buy Twitter. Where did you hear that before? From my side… he’s got himself in trouble.”
Trump’s comments come in the wake of a US billionaire’s decision to back out of the Twitter deal, which has led to a lawsuit by the social media giant. Last week, Musk said he was terminating his USD 44 billion deal to buy Twitter, citing multiple breaches of the purchase agreement, according to a letter sent to Twitter by the billionaire Tesla chief’s team.
Responding to a report on Trump’s remarks on Twitter, where Musk has more than 100 million followers, the Tesla CEO wrote, “Not true”.
In another tweet he said, “I don’t hate that guy, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat and go into the sunset. Dems should also stop the attack – don’t do it so Trump’s only way out To survive is to get the presidency.”
Twitter’s board chairman Brett Taylor said on Saturday that the company would file a lawsuit against US billionaire and entrepreneur Elon Musk for forcing him to buy the social media company on legal terms.
In April, Musk inked an acquisition agreement with Twitter for approximately US$44 billion in a transaction valued at US$54.20 per share. However, Musk halted the deal in May to allow his team to review the veracity of Twitter’s claim that less than 5 percent of accounts on the platform are bots or spam.
Twitter Inc’s shares saw a sharp drop after Tesla CEO Elon Musk terminated a USD 44 billion takeover deal, setting the stage for a legal battle.
According to FactSet data published by The Wall Street Journal on Monday, The Hill reports, the shares are currently at US$33.31 each, well below Musk’s offer of US$54.20 per share.