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LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman defends Elon Musk, rips Trump as ‘spoiled wealthy kid’


A distinguished Silicon Valley tycoon is backing Elon Musk in his recent Twitter spat with Donald Trump, calling the latter a “spoiled wealthy kid who bankrupts every thing he touches.”

Reid Hoffman, the billionaire founding father of Linkedin, slammed Trump after the previous president called Musk a “bulls**t artist” for attempting to get out of his deal to accumulate the social media platform.

“Not surprised to see Trump’s attacks on @elonmusk. Elon’s a classic immigrant story – an entrepreneur with an actual record of success,” Hoffman tweeted Wednesday. “Began EV revolution w/Tesla, resurrected US rocket industry w/SpaceX, fighting climate change while promoting American innovation.”

Hoffman claimed that Trump, meanwhile, is “a spoiled wealthy kid who bankrupts every thing he touches. Including the US economy. His profession highlight was pretending to be a successful entrepreneur on a TV show, as an alternative of being one in real life like Elon.”

Hoffman called the previous president a “great grifter” and added: “Personally, I support people working to construct a greater future for America and the world. Trump is such a stuck-in-the-past sore loser that he’d fairly spread lies, incite rebel and damage American democracy than admit he lost a good election.”

Hoffman’s rant got here after Trump blasted Musk over over the weekend over his flip-flopping in buyout talks with Twitter during a rally in Alaska.

Musk, 51, backed out of a $44 billion deal to purchase the corporate Friday after he claimed it failed to offer details about its fake accounts. Twitter sued Musk on Tuesday for terminating the deal.

Donald TrumpTrump reamed out Musk during a recent rally in Anchorage Alaska, calling the Tesla CEO ‘one other b—t artist.’AFP via Getty Images

Elon Musk attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit galaMusk got sued by Twitter this week, after he backed out of the $44 billion deal to accumulate the social media platform.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

The Tesla CEO, who had once vowed to reinstate Trump’s Twitter account if he acquired Twitter, responded to Trump’s barbs late Monday, saying the ex-president is “too old” to run for president in 2024 and “an excessive amount of drama.”

“I don’t hate the person, but it surely’s time for Trump to hold up his hat & sail into the sunset,” the world’s richest person tweeted in response to Trump’s comments.

Musk added: “Dems also needs to call off the attack — don’t make it in order that Trump’s only solution to survive is to regain the Presidency.”

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday escalated his feud with billionaire Elon Musk in a series of Truth Social posts.Donald Trump / Truth Social

When Musk got pushback online from a Trump supporter, he responded: “Trump could be 82 at end of term, which is simply too old to be chief executive of anything, let alone america of America.”

“Will we really need a bull in a china shop situation each day!?” Musk added. “Also, I believe the legal maximum age for start of Presidential term needs to be 69.”

Later, Trump claimed in a post on his Truth Social platform that Musk “got here to the White House asking me for assistance on all of his many subsidized projects” during his administration, “and telling me how he was a giant Trump fan and Republican, I could have said, ‘drop to your knees and beg,’ and he would have done it.”

Musk responded with a GIF of Grampa Simpson waving his arm and ranting.

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