Trump also alleged that despite Musk’s recent insistence he’d never voted Republican, the SpaceX CEO had actually told Trump he’d voted for the former president in the past.
Referencing Musk’s decision on Friday (8 July) to terminate his $44 billion dollar agreement with Twitter, Rolling Stone reports that Trump said: “I’ll tell you what, Elon is not going to buy Twitter. …
"He’s got himself a mess.”
Trump continued: “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 bulls**t artist.
"But he’s not going to be buying it.”
In June, Musk expressed his support for Republican Mayra Flores after she won the special election for Texas's 34th Congressional District, tweeting: “I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican.
"Massive red wave in 2022.”
Musk’s lawyer sent a letter to Twitter's chief legal officer confirming his client wanted to end the deal ahead of the weekend.
Lawyer Mike Ringler claimed Musk wanted to terminate the deal because Twitter allegedly did not provide Musk with information he had requested according to their contract.
Musk had wanted to take a closer look at Twitter’s claims that about five percent of its accounts were spam, but Ringler said Twitter had 'failed or refused to provide this information'.
"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," Ringer wrote.
The lawyer also claimed Twitter had breached the agreement by having layoffs, thereby failing to get Musk's consent before changing its course of business.
Ringer continued: “While this analysis remains ongoing, all indications suggest that several of Twitter’s public disclosures regarding its mDAUs are either false or materially misleading."
In response to the news about Musk's decision, Twitter's board chair Bret Taylor said that the company is still determined to close the deal.
He wrote: "The Twitter Board is committed to closing the transaction on the price and terms agreed upon with Mr. Musk and plans to pursue legal action to enforce the merger agreement.
"We are confident we will prevail in the Delaware Court of Chancery."
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