Elon Musk: ‘Far higher interest in pursuing Trump’ Than Other People
Elon Musk, the current chairman of Twitter, called out the Department of Justice in a tweet, warning that the politically charged Trump indictment will make them ‘lose public trust.’
Musk, who has recently become a prominent voice for Republicans in mainstream media, responded to a tweet by user @alx. In their tweet, ALX announces that there is breaking news, followed by the sentence ‘Donald Trump to be indicted, summoned to appear in court on Tuesday.’
In this tweet, he posted two photos of Trump’s Truth Social posts, with them talking about the most recent indictment by the Department Of Justice over the mishandling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate. In the Truth Social posts, Trump called out the hypocrisy of not charging Biden for his mishandled documents, announcing that “[he has] been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM” and stated that he is an innocent man.
BREAKING: Donald Trump to be indicted, summoned to appear in court on Tuesday pic.twitter.com/NLE9EPOUlH
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) June 8, 2023
Musk then replied to this tweet: “There does seem to be far higher interest in pursuing Trump compared to other people in politics.” In addition to this, Musk said that “Very important that the justice system rebut what appears to be differential enforcement or they will lose public trust.”
There does seem to be far higher interest in pursuing Trump compared to other people in politics.
Very important that the justice system rebut what appears to be differential enforcement or they will lose public trust.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 8, 2023
Alx then responded to Musk by saying:
The fact that the establishment and intelligence agencies have been going after him since 2015 speaks volumes.
If the regime is relentlessly pursuing someone, it tells you everything you need to know.
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) June 8, 2023
They’ve already lost that trust and they don’t care. This all appears to be purely political. This is third world authoritarian behaviour.
— Senator Babet (@senatorbabet) June 9, 2023
Reactions mostly contained agreement, with some negative people trying to twist concepts around.
One user described what kind of behavior one should label this as.
Another user made a brazen attempt to try and challenge Musk’s logic, writing a tweet that said, ‘It’s almost like maybe where there’s smoke, there’s fire?’ This tweet insinuates that Trump is more likely to be charged with a crime than other politicians because he is more likely to get caught due to his behavior, but one user replied to the tweet by saying:
Nope, not fire. I believe the appropriate phrase is “smoke and mirrors”. If you can’t see that this is total Wag the Dog political theater, then you need new glasses.
Nope, not fire. I believe the appropriate phrase is "smoke and mirrors". If you can't see that this is total Wag the Dog political theater, then you need new glasses.
— Bill Throckmorton (@BThrock) June 9, 2023
Another user decided to chime in, saying to the challenger:
There was an awful lot of smoke around Hillary and Joe Biden and they ignored it. That’s the big problem. Going after one person to the full extent possible but not others depending on which political side they fall on.
There was an awful lot of smoke around Hillary and Joe Biden and they ignored it. That's the big problem. Going after one person to the full extent possible but not others depending on which political side they fall on.
— Jeremy Alison (@jeremy_ali17414) June 9, 2023
The news of the indictment sent shockwaves throughout the media world, with prominent liberal journalists like MSNBC host Rachel Maddow asking if Trump could seek a ‘political solution’ to his indictment by telling the DOJ that he would drop out of the 2024 race.
This indictment makes Trump the first US president in history to be indicted by a federal court, raising questions from people like Musk about the true motivations behind the charge. After news of the indictment broke, Trump told Fox News Digital he was a target of “the most corrupt” administration in history.
The former president also added that this indictment is a case of election interference and that he will plead ‘not guilty’ to the allegations.
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