Trump talks Elon Musk, says his companies ‘need government HELP’

by Summer Lane

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President Trump offered his thoughts about Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday morning, following the new Twitter CEO’s exclusive interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.

“I don’t believe Elon Musk voted for Biden, not for a minute!” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “He told me that he voted for me, but who knows about that, and who cares? Elon is just trying to make friends with the absolutely horrible Biden Administration because of all the government subsidies he gets, and all the permits he needs.”

An example of Twitter’s new purported commitment to transparency

Musk’s interview on Tucker Carlson’s show on Monday evening highlighted the overwhelming evidence of collusion between Big Tech and federal agencies like the FBI.

He told Carlson, “The degree to which various government agencies effectively had full access to everything that was going on, on Twitter, blew my mind. I was not aware of that.”

After several months of shocking “Twitter Files” data drops that provided evidence of this collusion through multiple journalists’ work, including Matt Taibbi.

Taibbi wrote the following about the ramifications of the Twitter Files on his Substack:

“We were never on the same side as Musk exactly, but there was a clear confluence of interests rooted in the fact that the same institutional villains who wanted to suppress the info in the Files also wanted to bankrupt Musk. That’s what makes the developments of the last week so disappointing. There was a natural opening to push back on the worst actors with significant public support if Musk could hold it together and at least look like he was delivering on the implied promise to return Twitter to its ‘free speech wing of the free speech party’ roots. Instead, he stepped into another optics Punji Trap, censoring the same Twitter Files reports that initially made him a transparency folk hero.”

Taibbi was referring to reports that Twitter was actively blocking Substack from its site.

As for President Trump, he made it clear on Tuesday that he believed Musk’s most recent actions could be chalked up to the need for government subsidies. “His space company, car company, battery company, tunnel company, and even Twitter, which was illegally controlled by the FBI, need government HELP & SUBSIDIES,” he concluded. “HE IS JUST ‘MENDING FENCES!’”

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