Elon Musk engaged in a war of words with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday after the leftist anchor criticized his decision to post a meme critical of Hunter Biden.
Ruhle slammed Musk in response to the post, which featured a man with multiple cameras strapped to his head and the caption “Hunter Biden every time he buys crack and hookers.”
“Imagine the positive impact you could have on the world if you used the extraordinary influence and power you have to spread decency, kindness and positivity?” tweeted the host of cable network show “The 11th Hour” in response to Musk’s meme.
To which Musk shot back, “Imagine if MSNBC did that.”
The verbal skirmish was the latest in a long-running feud between Musk and MSNBC personalities.
In May, Musk lashed out at NBC networks in response to a monologue by MSNBC personality Mehdi Hasan – who called the billionaire’s $44 billion takeover bid on Twitter an “unspeakably dangerous moment”. and suggested the move would give the social media platform more of a “far-right” edge.
“If that happens, we could consider this week a pivotal moment, when a petulant, not-so-brilliant billionaire casually bought one of the most influential messaging machines and simply handed it over to the far right. “Hasan joked. time.
Musk responded by referring to the network’s failure to cover the Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop, its mishandling of the Harvey Weinstein story, and the sexual harassment scandal involving the former ” Today” Matt Lauer.
“The same organization that covered the Hunter Biden laptop story, got the Harvey Weinstein story early and killed it and built Matt Lauer his rape office. Lovely people,” Musk said in a tweet that has since disappeared from his page.
The Post contacted MSNBC to comment on Musk’s remarks.
In a separate segment a few days earlier, MSNBC anchor Joy Reid suggested that South Africa-born Musk wanted to buy Twitter because it “misses” the apartheid era in the country.
Musk has a much bigger war on his hands after walking away from his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter last week, citing concerns about spam bots within the company’s user base.
The social media giant on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in a Delaware court against the world’s richest man to force him to honor the terms of its original offer.