Elon Musk, the owner of X (previously Twitter), responded to former US President Donald J. Trump’s return post on the website. Trump had sent his first tweet on the social media site earlier that day after being restored in November of the previous year.
Election interference! Trump released a photo of himself from his booking at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia in a post on the social media platform X. NEVER GIVE UP.
Elon Musk replied to Trump’s remark with the phrase “Next level.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 25, 2023
The Republican primary debate on Fox News was skipped by Trump in favour of an interview with conservative pundit Tucker Carlson, which was streamed on X and extensively shared by Elon Musk. Trump announced his second run for the presidency on November 15. Over 250 million people have seen the 46-minute conversation on X.
Musk had claimed, “The reach of this platform is insane” after the Trump interview on X had surpassed 100 million views. In response to a comment, he had also stated that the video might receive over 1 billion views on the website.
After turning himself in on Thursday at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta in connection with allegations of conspiracy and election fraud, Trump insisted he was “innocent” and had done nothing wrong.
Before leaving in a limousine for the airport after less than 30 minutes at the jail, Trump declared, “We have every single right to challenge an election that we think is dishonest.”