Mr. Trump used Twitter to communicate directly to the American people during his pivot from TV celebrity and real estate tycoon to U.S. president. He fired off tweets while in the White House before being banned from the platform in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by his supporters.
Mr. Musk sparked a firestorm by saying he would let Mr. Trump back on the platform once he finishes his acquisition of Twitter. Conservatives are banking on the mogul to be less restrictive in how the platform polices speech.
“Biden’s mistake is that he thinks he was elected to transform the country, but actually everyone just wanted less drama,” Mr. Musk tweeted.
Mr. Musk isn’t the first person to make this observation, as Mr. Biden struggles to pass his ambitious social welfare agenda.
Mr. Biden’s critics, including centrists in his party, say he should focus on crises like inflation and build on wins like the bipartisan infrastructure deal instead of new social spending.
They say his mandate was to bring America together after the helter-skelter Trump years.
Yet Democrats swiped two Senate seats in Georgia during the last cycle, giving the party control of Congress and putting pressure on him to go big on progressive policies.