Elon Musk says Donald Trump should quit politics

Austin, Texas - Days after expressing his intention to pull out of his attempted acquisition of Twitter, Elon Musk is telling Donald Trump to quit politics.

Elon Musk (l.) tweeted that Donald Trump should not become president again in 2024.
Elon Musk (l.) tweeted that Donald Trump should not become president again in 2024.  © Collage: JIM WATSON / AFP & JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP
"I don't hate the man, but it's time for Trump to hang up his hat & sail into the sunset," Musk tweeted Monday night.

Trump trashed Musk over the weekend, calling him "another bulls*** artist" during a rally in Alaska. That insult came the day after Musk announced he no longer wished to pay $44 billion for Twitter.

In his tweet Monday, Musk also appeared to suggest Democrats in power should refrain from trying to hold Trump accountable for his alleged transgressions so he can walk safely into that sunset.

"Dems should also call off the attack," Musk added. "Don't make it so that Trump's only way to survive is to regain the Presidency."

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Those still supporting the former president tweeted their displeasure with Musk urging Trump to go away. They touted what they felt were the 45th president's strong points.

"Yeah, but too much drama," the 51-year-old entrepreneur replied. "Do we really want a bull in a china shop situation every single day!?"

Musk has another preference for president

Musk also suggested anyone who has celebrated a 70th birthday is too old to run the country. That would rule out Trump (76) and President Joe Biden (79), who has said he will seek re-election in 2024.

Earlier this year, Musk suggested he would vote Republican in the coming elections because the Democratic Party is "overly controlled by the unions." He has expressed interest in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (43) as the nation's next president.

Musk, with a net worth of $226 billion, is the world's richest man, according to Forbes. That financial publication puts Trump's worth at $3 billion, which is $430 million more than when he left office in 2021.

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