Former President Donald Trump found himself the target of heavy criticism from new Twitter CEO Elon Musk this past weekend in the wake of the former president putting forth the suggestion of carving out a few sections of the U.S. Constitution in response to the recent release of the initial installment this past week of what has been labeled “The Twitter Files.”
Musk recently made public a series of internal company documents via Matt Taibbi, a journalist, which highlight Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story throughout the 2020 presidential election cycle that shows top officials with the company being in fairly constant contact with Democrats and chose to censor content that said Democrats sought to remove from the platform.
The former president answered via a string of social media posts, with one particular post sparking extreme backlash from both sides of the political aisle.
“So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?” stated Trump.
“A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” answered Trump. “Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”
Musk answered through his Twitter account to Trump’s posts: “The Constitution is greater than any President. End of story.”
The posts from Musk took place in response to a story about the White House sounding the call for Trump’s statements to be “universally condemned.”
Musk claimed this year that it was high time for America to sit a new fresh face in the White House for the coming 2024 race.
“I don’t hate the man, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat & sail into the sunset,” stated Musk. “Dems should also call off the attack – don’t make it so that Trump’s only way to survive is to regain the Presidency.”
When someone chimed in to toss out the idea of a Trump-DeSantis running group for 2024, Musk answered, “Trump would be 82 at end of term, which is too old to be chief executive of anything, let alone the United States of America.”
“If DeSantis runs against Biden in 2024, then DeSantis will easily win – he doesn’t even need to campaign,” answered Musk.
Trump would be 82 at end of term, which is too old to be chief executive of anything, let alone the United States of America.
If DeSantis runs against Biden in 2024, then DeSantis will easily win – he doesn’t even need to campaign.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 12, 2022
“Do we really want a bull in a china shop situation every single day!?” exclaimed Musk. “Also, I think the legal maximum age for start of Presidential term should be 69.”
Despite his stance being against Trump, Musk did choose to reinstate his Twitter account last month.
“I’m fine with Trump not tweeting. The important thing is that Twitter correct a grave mistake in banning his account, despite no violation of the law or terms of service,” expressed Musk. “Deplatforming a sitting President undermined public trust in Twitter for half of America.”
“As a reminder, I was a significant supporter of the Obama-Biden presidency and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump,” he stated. “But freedom of speech is the bedrock of a strong democracy and must take precedence. My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would [be] the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far.”
When questioned about if he would stand behind Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) for a presidential run, Musk simply stated, “Yes.”
But freedom of speech is the bedrock of a strong democracy and must take precedence.
My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 26, 2022