Tesla CEO Elon Musk has slammed Joe Biden, saying the Democrat president is too old to run for office again.
Musk blasted Biden during a new interview with the Financial Times where he addressed his ongoing battle to buy Twitter.
“I play the fool on Twitter and often shoot myself in the foot and cause myself all sorts of trouble,” Musk told FT.
“I don’t know, I find it vaguely therapeutic to express myself on Twitter.
“It’s a way to get messages out to the public.
“Twitter is certainly an invitation to increase your pain level.
“I guess I must be a masochist.
“I’m not doing Twitter for the money,” he insisted.
“It’s not like I’m trying to buy some yacht and I can’t afford it.
“I don’t own any boats.
“But I think it’s important that people have a maximally trusted and inclusive means of exchanging ideas and that it should be as trusted and transparent as possible.”
Muak also spoke out about President Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social.
“It [Truth Social] is essentially a rightwing echo chamber,” Musk said.
“It might as well be called Trumpet.”
“Something will happen to Earth eventually, it’s just a question of time,” he said while discussing his work with SpaceX and his interest in space exploration.
“Eventually the sun will expand and destroy all life on Earth, so we do need to move at some point, or at least be a multi-planet species.
“You have to ask the question: do we want to be a space-flying civilization and a multi-planet species or not?
“It’s a question of what percentage of resources should we devote to such an endeavor.
“I think if you say 1 percent of resources, that’s probably a reasonable amount.
“He [Biden] had an electric vehicle summit at the White House and deliberately didn’t invite Tesla last year.
“Then to follow it up, to add insult to injury, at a big event he said that GM was leading the electric car revolution, in the same quarter that GM shipped 26 electric cars and we shipped 300,000.
“Does that seem fair to you?”
Musk said Biden is too old to run for a second term in office.
“You don’t want to be too far from the average age of the population because it’s going to be very difficult to stay in touch,” he said.
“Maybe one generation away from the average age is OK, but two generations?
“At the point where you’ve got great-grandchildren, I don’t know, how in touch with the people are you?
“Is it even possible to be,” he said.
Meanwhile, Musk described the latest drama in his bid to buy Twitter as a “plot twist.”
As Slay News reported earlier, Musk has claimed that Twitter is now refusing to accept his offer to buy the company for $44 billion.
Earlier this week, Musk agreed to move forward with the deal after Twitter sued him for trying to back out of the takeover.
Twitter responded by stating that they would accept his offer, indicating that the deal could be completed “within days.”
Musk’s renewed proposal sent share prices surging by as much as 22% on the news.
But behind the scenes, Musk’s lawyers say Twitter wants to continue with litigation.
According to Teslarati:
Twitter is refusing to accept Elon Musk’s renewed bid of $44 billion for the social media company, according to a report from The Associated Press citing Elon Musk’s attorneys.
This news comes after reports of Elon Musk’s asking the Delaware court to halt the upcoming trial.
…AP noted that earlier this week, Twitter said it intended to close the deal at the agreed-upon price but both sides were still booked for the October 17th trial in Delaware.
Elon Musk’s attorneys said the trial should be adjourned to give the Tesla CEO more time to secure financing.
In a court filing, Elon Musk’s attorneys said, “Twitter will not take yes for an answer.”
“Astonishingly, they have insisted on proceeding with this litigation, recklessly putting the deal at risk and gambling with their stockholders’ interests.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 6, 2022