After Breitbart published an article on Monday claiming Gates “poured millions into [a] dark money fund attacking Elon Musk,” the 50-year-old SpaceX founder turned to his favorite social media platform to take a shot at the 66-year-old fellow billionaire.
“Sigh,” Musk tweeted alongside a link to the Breitbart article claiming the Gates Foundation donated “hundreds of millions of dollars” to at least 11 groups behind a campaign pressuring advertisers to boycott Twitter should the Tesla founder take over.
Breitbart further claimed that Gates is donating the funds via two “dark money” groups: the New Venture Fund and the Tides Foundation.
The feud between Musk and Gates first started earlier this month after the Microsoft mogul criticized Musk’s plan to purchase Twitter for a whopping $44 billion.
“He actually could make it worse,” Gates said while speaking to the Wall Street Journal at the time. 'That's not his track record. His track record with Tesla and Space X is pretty mind-blowing at putting together a great team of engineers and taking people who work in those fields in a less bold way and really showing them up.”
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“I kind of doubt that'll happen this time but we should have an open mind and never underestimate Elon,” he added.
In the past, Musk has regularly accused the Microsoft co-founder of betting against Tesla stock.
“I heard that at one point he had a large short position. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it seems weird,” Musk told Joe Rogan during a sit-down interview.
“People I know who know the situation pretty well, I asked them ‘are you sure?’ and they said ‘yes, he has a huge short position on Tesla.’ That didn’t work out too well.”
Musk also recently took to Twitter to ridicule Gates’ belly by comparing the 66-year-old billionaire to a pregnant man emoji.
“In case u need to lose a boner fast,” Musk wrote along with side-by-side photos of Gates and the pregnant man emoji in question.