Earlier this weekend, Tesla’s CEO submitted a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to withdraw his $44 billion purchase of Twitter, as he accused the social media giant of breaching the contract.
Ex-president Donald Trump suddenly lashed out at billionaire Elon Musk, calling him “a BS artist” during his Saturday speech in Anchorage, Alaska. The 45th criticized Musk for backing off with his Twitter purchase deal, reminding that he’d previously warned it would fizzle out.
“Elon. Elon is not going to buy Twitter. Where did you hear that before? From me,” Trump said. “You know, he said the other day, ‘oh, I’ve never voted for a Republican.’ I said: ‘I didn’t know that.’ He told me he voted for me. So he’s another bullsh** artist.”
In the end, he urged people not to bother with Twitter and sign up for the Truth social platform instead.Musk put the purchase on hold in May in order to allow his team to review the veracity of Twitter’s claim that less than 5% of accounts on the platform are bots or spam.
The businessman later said in his filing, demanding to withdraw the deal, that Twitter had made “false and misleading representation” and failed to provide crucial details about its operations.
At the same time, the platform said it would sue the billionaire to complete the merger.