Twitter owner Elon Musk revealed on Tuesday that several top Democrats have launched what he called a “coordinated” attack against him, going on to say these individuals were nothing more than “actors on the political stage, not directors or script writers.”
According to the Daily Wire, Musk was responding to an account on the social media platform that was making the claim that the billionaire had not been politically active in the past and only became so now due to being attacked by Democrats.
“Elon wasn’t super political on Twitter until Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren started attacking him for no reason,” the account proclaimed in its post. “Then others followed. Of all the dudes they could have attacked, they chose the guy most capable of helping government solve problems. Strange choice.”
“Several other major Democrat politicians attacked me too, all around the same time. It was coordinated,” Musk replied. “Outside of party leadership and independents like [West Virginia Sen. Joe] Manchin, they are essentially actors on the political stage, not directors or script writers.”
Several other major Democrat politicians attacked me too, all around the same time. It was coordinated.
Outside of party leadership and independents like Manchin, they are essentially actors on the political stage, not directors or script writers.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 29, 2022
It’s absolutely true that Musk has now become a favorite target of the radical progressives within the Democratic Party over the course of the last several years for various reasons. But, then again, he’s also been attacked by former President Donald Trump who claimed that Musk is a “bulls**t artist.”
It seems that Musk experienced something akin to a political awakening during the government lockdowns that occurred during the start of the coronavirus pandemic two years ago. He then began to grow increasingly frustrated and angry with officials in California who prevented a major Tesla factory from reopening, which led to him moving the company’s headquarters to Texas.
Ever since then, Musk has been encouraging other Americans to “take the red pill” and pointed out that progressives are “losing the middle” of the political spectrum.
“Democrats have attacked him repeatedly over his recent acquisition of Twitter, including Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), who wrote a letter about someone being able to make a fake Twitter account impersonating him,” the Daily Wire said.
“Yesterday, a Washington Post reporter easily created a fake Twitter account in my name, and by paying $8.00 was also able to obtain Twitter’s blue checkmark, signifying that Twitter had ‘verified’ the account was indeed that of a sitting U.S. Senator. It was not,” Markey’s letter started. “Apparently, due to Twitter’s lax verification practices and apparent need for cash, anyone could pay $8.00 and impersonate someone on your platform. Selling the truth is dangerous and unacceptable. Twitter must explain how this happened and how it will prevent it from happening again.”
Markey then made a few false claims concerning the verification badge that the fake account was given.
“Compounding Twitter’s verification dysfunction, a pop-up stated that the fake account was verified because I was a notable person in government, not because someone had paid for the verification blue checkmark,” Markey falsely stated. “Safeguards such as Twitter’s blue checkmark once allowed users to be smart, critical consumers of news and information in Twitter’s global town square.”
The report from WaPo showed a side-by-side screenshot of Markey’s actual Twitter account next to the fake account and the badges displayed different popups when they were clicked on.
The real account said, “This account is verified because it’s notable in government, news, entertainment, or another designated category.”
The fake account, contrary to the claims made by Markey, stated, “This account is verified because it’s subscribed to Twitter Blue.”
Markey then said that Twitter had descended into “the Wild West of social media,” and demanded that his questions concerning the company’s verification process be answered.
Musk then posted a response to Markey that featured the letter he had sent to the billionaire.
“A @washingtonpost reporter was able to create a verified account impersonating me—I’m asking for answers from @elonmusk who is putting profits over people and his debt over stopping disinformation,” Markey said in his tweet. “Twitter must explain how this happened and how to prevent it from happening again.”
“Perhaps it is because your real account sounds like a parody?” Musk replied.
Musk then trolled the senator for having a profile picture that showed him sporting a mask, saying, “And why does your pp have a mask!?”