President Donald Trump speaks with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at Trump Tower last February.
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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, said Monday that he believes former President Donald Trump should “hang up his hat and sail until sunset.”
The well-known CEO, writing on Twitter, where Musk has more than 100 million followers, said, “I don’t hate the guy, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat and sail into the sunset. Democrats should also call off the attack — don’t even be a way Trump’s only survival is to regain the presidency.”
A bipartisan committee of the House of Representatives is conducting public hearings to present the preliminary findings of a year-long investigation into the January 6, 2021 riots at the US Capitol by a violent mob of Trump supporters. next painting public hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning.
Over the weekend, Trump called Elon Musk a “bull artist” alleging that Musk said he voted for Trump in previous conversations between the two men. But Musk tweeted to deny the claim and responded to Trump on Monday evening.
The Tesla CEO previously said his first Republican vote was for Mayra Flores, award winner Special Elections in South Texas in June.
Last month, Musk also revealed that he is “Tilt towards Vote for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, if he runs for president in 2024.
Musk’s comments about Trump came after a tense day for his business.
SpaceX, its reusable rocket company, conducted a ground test of a rocket booster that ended with unexpected explosion in Boca Chica, Texas.
Musk also faced a legal challenge from Twitter on Monday, after it sought to terminate an earlier deal he made to acquire the social network for $54.20 per share. Twitter says the basis for ending the deal was “invalid and unlawful.“
Musk electric car maker Tesla Stocks fell on Monday after Shanghai ramped up mass testing for Covid after reports of two dozen new cases there. The test has raised fears of a resurgence and more shutdowns that could once again disrupt Tesla’s factory operations in China.
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