Is a feud brewing between former President Donald Trump and new Twitter owner Elon Musk?
The multi-billionaire smacked Trump’s social media app TRUTH Social for its “terrible name” and said the app only exists because of Twitter’s censorship– an issue Musk says he intends to tackle head-on.
Fox Business reports:
Musk, who struck a deal Monday to buy the social media giant for roughly $44 billion, replied to a post he wrote late Tuesday that showed Truth Social has passed Twitter on a ranking of Top Free Apps in Apple’s app store.
“Truth Social (terrible name) exists because Twitter censored free speech,” Musk wrote.
“Should be called Trumpet instead!” the SpaceX CEO replied shortly after, referencing the fact that Truth Social was founded by former President Donald Trump’s Trump Media & Technology Group.
Musk, who has frequently criticized Twitter for its abundant censorship, has said he intends to use the platform to promote free speech.
Trump and Musk have had a friendly relationship in the past. On Tuesday, Musk enraged his liberal critics by tweeting that Twitter’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story was “obviously incredibly inappropriate.”