‘He Can Do His Own Tweets’ – Musk Asks Staffers to Give Biden Control of Twitter
Twitter CEO Elon Musk tweeted to his 144 million followers a plea to President Biden’s staffers: to let the commander-in-chief post his own tweets.
The reply exploded almost immediately, garnering more than 358,000 likes – 10 times more than the Biden post, which demanded the “super-wealthy pay their fair share.”
Please give him the password, so he can do his own tweets. Please, I’m begging you!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 18, 2023
President Biden has a notoriously “dry” Twitter filled with sentimental leftist statements and his self-declared policy victories – a far cry from former President Donald Trump, whose Twitter timeline was a controversial mix of political attacks and jokes. Below is a “personality” comparison between the two chief executives.
— Trump’s Best Tweets (@BestTrumpTweets) January 2, 2022
The first bill MAGA Republicans passed in Congress this year would have repealed the climate provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act and replaced them with handouts to the fossil fuel industry.
They want to undo all of our progress.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 17, 2023
Biden’s formal and well-articulated speech on social media starkly contrasts his more disorganized public speaking – leading many, including President Trump, to speculate that the account is run by staffers or “Democrat operatives.”
“He didn’t write that. That was done by a Democrat operative. He doesn’t write–make a doesn’t–he is probably not even watching right now and if he is he doesn’t understand what he is watching.” ~President Trump on then-candidate Biden’s Twitter during a press conference
After making a jab at Biden’s staffers, Musk took a more serious approach to the “super-wealthy tax,” arguing that Biden’s dependence on donors, especially in the buildup to the 2024 election, will prevent him from taking any actual action on taxing the “super wealthy.”
“In all seriousness, I agree that we should make elaborate tax-avoidance schemes illegal, but acting upon that would upset a lot of donors, so we will see words, but no action. Those who will actually be forced to carry the burden of excess government spending are lower to middle income wage earners, as they cannot escape payroll tax.” ~Elon Musk on Twitter
Conservative pundits and citizens joined with Musk in mocking Biden. One account posted a meme implying that they’d be disconnected and unintelligible if the president wrote his tweets.
— MagaGem 💎 (@MAGAGEM1) June 18, 2023
Others joked about Biden’s memory and questionable cognitive abilities.
“You can give him the password, doesn’t mean he’s going to remember it.” ~@rex_sloth on Twitter
Would be a huge security issue, as they’ve had to write the password in whiteboard markers on A4 paper for him to remember it each time 🤦🏽♀️
— Tim Norton (@timmynorton) June 19, 2023
President Biden has caught flack in the past from conservative pundits for his stilted-speech tweets. Songwriter “Five Times August” suggested the strange speaking pattern came from his comms team trying to replicate a “senile old man.”
I love that the reality of this tweet is that your internet team of young girls is writing words like "Folks" while pretending to be a senile old man who believes he's doing a good job as President. It's some kind of weird Inception situation.
— Five Times August (@FiveTimesAugust) December 4, 2022
President Biden and the White House have not responded to Musk’s comments. However, since taking office, Biden has repeatedly promised that “anyone making under 400,00 dollars will not pay a penny more in taxes.”
Many Americans, however, have affirmed Musk’s claim: largely through inflation, they pay more to fund the federal government’s rampant deficit spending.
“My taxes have gone up twice since you became president. And I make way less than $400k a year. You’re a liar. Also, inflation is a silent tax. You’ve wrecked this countries economy beyond repair. Americans can’t afford food, let alone anything else. You’re a disaster.” ~@realJustATheory on Twitter
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