Elon Musk Denies Donald Trump's Claim as Feud Continues

Elon Musk has denied Donald Trump's claims that he voted for him in the last election.

In a series of tweets on Monday, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO responded to clips of Trump attacking the entrepreneur at a rally in Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday. The former president mocked Musk at the rally following reports that he had pulled out of his attempts to take over Twitter in a deal worth $44 billion.

"Elon is not going to buy Twitter. Where did you hear that before? From me," Trump said, adding, "He's got himself a mess. You know, he said the other day, 'I've never voted for a Republican.' I said I didn't know that. So he's another bulls**t artist, but he's not going to be buying it."

In a tweet, Musk denied Trump's claims that he said that he voted for him in the last election, tweeting "not true" under a clip of the remarks posted by the Bongino Report account.

Elon Musk and Donald Trump
Former President Donald Trump claimed that Elon Musk told him that he voted for him in 2020. In this combination image, Trump(Inset) speaks during a "Save America" in Anchorage, Alaska on July 9, 2022, and Musk talks to media as he arrives to visit the construction site of a future Tesla plant, on September 3, 2020, in Gruenheide near Berlin. Getty

Musk later said that he doesn't "hate" Trump but suggested that it's time for him to "hang up his hat & sail into the sunset."

"Dems should also call off the attack—don't make it so that Trump's only way to survive is to regain the Presidency," Musk added, without explanation.

In a follow-up tweet, Musk said there would be "too much drama" if Trump tries to run for the White House again.

"Do we really want a bull in a china shop situation every single day!? Also, I think the legal maximum age for start of Presidential term should be 69," he wrote.

In June, Musk said he voted for the first time ever as a Republican, supporting Mayra Flores in the special election for Texas' 34th district, which was left vacant by Filemon Vela's resignation in March

In the same series of tweets, Musk said he was still undecided on whether he would vote for a Republican presidential candidate in 2024. When asked who he was "leaning towards" supporting, Musk replied Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

On Monday, Musk once again appeared to support DeSantis as the preferred choice for the GOP nomination in 2024 and rejected a suggestion that the Florida governor should be Trump's running mate in the next election before challenging for president in 2028.

"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," Musk tweeted. "If DeSantis runs against Biden in 2024, then DeSantis will easily win – he doesn't even need to campaign."

This is not the first time Musk has stated he would not support Trump as president. On the eve of the November 2016 election, in which Trump beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Musk told CNBC that he doesn't believe that the Republican is the "right guy" for the White House.

Despite this, Musk agreed to join Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum before leaving in June 2017 after the administration left the Paris climate agreement.

Trump and Musk's relationship hasn't always been hostile. In January 2020, Trump likened Musk to Thomas Edison and described him as "one of our great geniuses."

In May of that year, Musk tweeted "thank you!" after Trump supported the CEO's plans to reopen Tesla's car factory in California despite COVID-19 restrictions being in place.

Newsweek reached out to Donald Trump for comment.