Donald Trump Blasts Elon Musk at Rally in Alaska: 'He's Another Bullsh*t Artist'

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Former President Donald Trump mocked Elon Musk at a rally in Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday night, just a day after the Tesla CEO announced plans to terminate his $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter.

“Elon. Elon. He’s not going to buy Twitter,” Trump said, before urging his supporters to start using his social media platform, Truth Social. “Where did you hear that before? From me.”

Trump continued, “He’s got himself a mess… You know what he said the other day, ‘Oh, I’ve never voted for  a Republican.’ I said I didn’t know that because he told me that he voted for me, so he’s another bullshit artist… He’s not going to be buying it. Although he might later, who knows… He’s got a pretty rotten contract. I looked at his contract. Not a good contract.”

Trump was in Alaska to support Republicans Sarah Palin and Kelly Tshibaka.

Musk on Friday filed a letter with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, expressing his intent to back out of his controversial Twitter acquisition and accused the platform of making “false and misleading” statements.

“Mr. Musk is terminating the Merger Agreement because Twitter is in material breach of multiple provisions of that Agreement, appears to have made false and misleading representations upon which Mr. Musk relied when entering into the Merger Agreement, and is likely to suffer a Company Material Adverse Effect,” the letter reads.

The statement went on to accuse Twitter of failing to meet Musk’s contractual obligations.

“Sometimes Twitter has ignored Mr. Musk’s requests, sometimes it has rejected them for reasons that appear to be unjustified, and sometimes it has claimed to comply while giving Mr. Musk incomplete or unusable information,” the letter stated.

Back in April, Musk agreed to purchase Twitter at $54.20 a share.

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