Politics make strange bedfellows and they don't come much stranger than Donald Trump (at least to hear Stormy Daniels tell it).
Trump on Elon Musk: "You know, 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 bullshit artist." pic.twitter.com/1cBiZsX1BJ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 10, 2022
The ex-prez is finally seeing that Tesla and SpaceX head Elon Musk is a jumped-up monorail salesman after Musk took a chunk out of the only thing that matters to Trump: being a special boy who is well-liked by all. Trump took time out of promoting his own social media platform during an Alaska rally to call Musk "another bullshit artist" on Saturday.
Trump made passing allusions to Musk's support of Ron DeSantis in 2024 and his failed bid to buy Twitter before laying his feelings about the billionaire out plain.
"You know, 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," Trump told the crowd. "So, he's another bullshit artist."
The idea of a DeSantis presidential run is a sore spot for the Florida hotelier. Trump has been taking thinly veiled shots at the Florida governor for months, belittling DeSantis over his refusal to share whether he received a vaccine booster and sharing poll numbers that show him winning in a primary against the state's top executive. Reports from within Trump's camp have pointed toward a potentially petty launch party that would kick-off Trump's 2024 campaign in sight of the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee.
This story was first published at Orlando Weekly.