“Rightwing Echo Chamber:” Elon Musk Criticizes Donald Trump’s Truth Social

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hit out at former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social platform, calling it “essentially a right-wing echo chamber,” adding that it “might as well be called Trumpet.” The two have been feuding with Trump calling the social media chief a “sham artist” at a July rally.

In a recent interview with Financial TimesMusk talked about why he wants to buy Twitter, stating, “I don’t do Twitter for the money.”

“It’s not like I’m trying to buy a yacht and I can’t afford it. I don’t have any boat. But I think it’s important that people have a maximally reliable and inclusive means of exchanging ideas, and that it should be as reliable and transparent as possible,” he added.

“Twitter is definitely an invitation to raise your pain level,” Musk admitted, adding, “I guess I must be a masochist.”

But abandoning Twitter to create separate social media platforms, Musk says, would mean splitting the public conversation into different bubbles, which he believes Trump’s Truth Social is doing.

“The [Truth Social] it’s essentially a right-wing echo chamber,” Musk said. “It might as well be called a trumpet.”

In recent months, Trump and Musk have engaged in a public feud.

At a rally in Alaska in July, Trump called Musk a “dumb artist,” referring to the Tesla CEO backing out of his deal to buy Twitter, as well as Musk’s recent admission that he had never voted Republican until vote for Myra. Flores in the special election for Texas’ 34th Congressional District this summer.

“He’s confused himself, you know, he said the other day, ‘I never voted Republican.’ I said I didn’t know. He told me he voted for me. So he’s another soft artist but he’s not going to buy it, although he might later,” Trump said.

Trump also told Breitbart News in July that he knew Musk wouldn’t actually acquire Twitter — despite the hype.

Musk responded to Trump’s criticism by saying he doesn’t “hate the man” but that it’s time for “Trump to hang up his hat and sail off into the sunset.”

Trump responded to Musk’s criticism by taking to his Truth Social platform to proclaim that the Tesla CEO would be “useless” without government subsidies.

“When Elon Musk came to the White House asking me for help with all his many subsidized projects, whether it’s electric cars that don’t drive enough, driverless cars that crash, or rockets to nowhere, without which they would be worthless and he was telling me how he was a big Trump fan and a Republican,” Trump said.

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