In a nutshell: Not only is Elon Musk pursuing a lawsuit from Twitter that could force him to buy the platform, he is also in a war of words with Donald Trump. The Tesla boss tweeted that Trump should “hang his hat” and that he is too old to run for office again in 2024. A response to a former president who called Musk a “bull artist” who would “beg” him for a government subsidy.

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Trump started the spat Saturday at a campaign rally when he called Musk a shitty entertainer for claiming he never voted Republican before June of this year. “He told me he voted for me,” Trump said. He also called the Twitter acquisition deal “rotten”.

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On the same day we heard Twitter sues Musk The richest man in the world answered Trump for refusing the deal. “I don’t hate this man, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat and go into the sunset,” Musk wrote.

“In addition, I believe that the legal maximum age for starting a presidential term should be 69,” Musk added. If Trump does run, he will be 78 at the time of the election, and if he wins, he will be 82 by the end of his second term.

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Trump continued the tirade on his own social media app, Truth Social. “When Elon Musk came to the White House and asked me to help with all of his many subsidized projects, whether it’s electric cars that don’t last long enough, self-driving cars that crash, or rocket ships to nowhere, without which subsidies he would be useless and tell me that he was a big Trump fan and a Republican, I could say ‘get down on your knees and beg’ and he would,” he wrote.

“Now Elon should focus on getting out of the Twitter clutter because he could be $44 billion in debt for something that is possibly worth nothing,” Trump continued the post. “In addition, there are many competitors for electric vehicles!”

Musk responded with a tweet captioned “Lmaooo” along with a GIF of the Grandpa Simpson meme “Old man yelling at cloud”.

The two men have clashed before; Musk has previously said he is considering supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as the Republican nominee in the next presidential election. stripped off from the Presidential Consultative Forum in 2017 to protest Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. However, Musk said he would allow Trump to return to Twitter if he took over, canceling permanent suspension handed over last year.