The former US president said Musk allegedly “begged” him for government grants, in a post on his own social media app, Truth Social.
“When Elon Musk came to the White House to ask me for help on all of his many funded projects, whether it was electric cars that didn’t run long enough, driverless cars that crashed, or rockets to nowhere, without what grants he would be worthless and tell me how he was a big fan of trump and a republican, i could have said “get on your knees and beg”, and he would have done it”, wrote Trump.
In response, Musk tweeted, “Lmaooo” – short for “laugh my ass.”
Musk said Monday, “I don’t hate this man, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat and sail into the sunset.”
Musk, who previously said he was leaning towards supporting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for president in 2024, said DeSantis would easily defeat President Joe Biden in the election.
Musk’s remarks were in response to comments Trump made at a political rally on Saturday where he called Musk a “Bull***t artist” for claiming he never voted Republican until June. “He told me he voted for me,” Trump said.