Cape Town – US President Donald Trump required to Twitter on Tuesday to praise the South African-born entrepreneur, Elon Musk, on his successful SpaceX rocket launch.

You are watching: Elon musk calls trump a dumbass

The world"s the majority of effective rocket – the Falcon Heavy rocket, which was built by Musk’s exploration firm, SpaceX – blasted off on its journey in the direction of an orbit near Mars on Tuesday.

- WATCH: SpaceX launches world"s the majority of effective rocket toward Mars

Musk came to be the chairperkid of Tesla – an electrical carmaker – in 2004 and also it was a Tesla roadster that was sent right into orlittle bit from a Cape Canaveral launchpad.

He also serves as the chief executive officer and also chief technology officer of SpaceX.

Trump was delighted via the effective launch, claiming that Musk and SpaceX represent the "best of Amerihave the right to ingenuity". Which is rather interesting, provided that Musk is initially from a "shithole" country.

In January, Trump apparently referred to Haiti and also Afrideserve to countries as "shithole countries". He argued that the US must not accept immigrants from these nations, but instead welcome immigrants from nations favor Normethod.

The United Nations slammed the comment as"shocking and shameful".

Trump later on implied that he did not make any kind of such comment or use language of that nature.

ElonMusk and
SpaceX on the successful #FalconHeavy launch. This success, together with
NASA’s commercial and global partners, proceeds to display American ingenuity at its best!

— Donald J. Trump (
realDonaldTrump) 7 February 2018

Here are some of the responses to Trump"s tweet.

Do you recognize this
ElonMusk you are congratulating comes from a shithole nation dubbed South Africa?

— Zakes Mda (
ZakesMda) 7 February 2018

American ingenuity? Isn"t Elon Musk from a shithole?

— Anne Hamilton (
AnneHamilton01) 7 February 2018

... from a continent Trump stated as not wanting civilization from.

— Andrew Johnboy (
candrewjohnson) 7 February 2018

Trump WON’T spend money on:-Health care-The American people-Roads, bridges & tunnels-Renewable energy-Science-Puerto RicoTrump WILL spfinish money on:-A wall-Grand also army parade-Personal vacations-A helicopter pad-Rallies-Paying off pornstarsGot it.#TrumpTreason

— LucyInTheSkyDiamonds (
LucyInDaSkyDiam) 7 February 2018

Erm, he"s South Afrideserve to. Shithole resourcefulness at its best! #proud

— D! (
darrynvdwalt) 7 February 2018

Hoping Donald is keen to be the initially test humale subject to Mars *holding thumbs*

— D! (
darrynvdwalt) 7 February 2018

...other than that
elonmusk is a Canadian, born in South Africa, however yes
realDonaldTrump ....Merica *dumbass

— EastLondonGunner (
footyfanlondon) 7 February 2018

He’s born and schooled in South Africa. Elon musk is South Afrihave the right to ????????????

— born to be a mom (
sheryllowenthal) 7 February 2018

This is odd? Generally you would take finish crmodify.

— Normand also Joly (
normjoly) 7 February 2018

Ok so this Elon musk is from a shithole country you know? He likewise dissagreed via your overlook of the climate adjust, the US skipping the Paris climate accord and also he quit your board of advisors... ironic...

— daniel chilla (
dchilla) 7 February 2018

Erm.... actually that is shithole nation innovation. Elon is South African. Does
realDonaldTrump also understand wbelow South Africa is? Oh yes I forgot: Nambia....

— SmudgeKitty (
SmudgeKitty_) 7 February 2018

Yeah, say thanks to to a southern Afrihave the right to.

— Marco L. Regina (
MarcoLRegina) 7 February 2018

"Amerihave the right to Ingenuity"? Let"s not get puzzled here; Elon Musk is from a #shitholenation sir

— Tandi (
zulu_name) 7 February 2018

Elon said he didn’t want to be friends with you anyeven more bereason you’re so devastating.

— Arnie Spivack (
arniespivack) 7 February 2018

Musk later on tweeted his thanks to Trump.

Thank you on behalf of SpaceX. An interesting future lies ahead!

— Elon Musk (
elonmusk) February 7, 2018

View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, tright here is a vehicle in orlittle roughly Earth.

— Elon Musk (
elonmusk) February 6, 2018
We live in a world wbelow facts and fiction acquire blurred
In times of uncertainty you require journalism you cantrust. For just R75 per month, you have actually accessibility toa world of comprehensive analyses, investigative journalism,optimal opinions and also a range of attributes. Journalismstrengthens democracy. Invest later today.

See more: F. Which Mutations Do You Suspect Have The Greatest Consequence? Why?

Subscribe to
Related Links
SA-born entrepreneur Elon Musk, visionary Tesla and SpaceX founder
Tesla"s Elon Musk to launch his very own car right into deep room
WATCH: SpaceX launches world"s a lot of effective rocket toward Mars
Next on
World leaders will certainly organize closed-door climate fulfill at UN

15 Sep


Read even more on:
spacexdonald trumpelon muskussocial media
Many Read For Subscribers

Life - Daily




Take a breather in your busy day via this curated arsenal of relaxing reads, real-life stories, interviews, daily tips, and professional insights.

Sign up for a newsletter

Lucky Sunday for 1 Daily Lotto player
Full list of lottery outcomes
Lockdvery own For
Voting Booth
What potential restrictions on unvaccinated South Africans might make the greatest difference to public health and wellness, the economy?
Please pick an choice Oops! Something went wrong, please try aobtain later on.
Limited accessibility to restaurants and also bars
Limited access to shopping centres
Limited accessibility to live occasions, including sport matches and festivals
Worklocation vaccine mandates
Limited access to restaurants and also bars
12% - 346 votes
Limited accessibility to shopping centres
17% - 493 votes
Limited accessibility to live occasions, including sport matches and festivals
29% - 837 votes
Workplace vaccine mandates
42% - 1217 votes
Previous Results
PODCAST | The Inge Lotz Story: A Miscarriage of Justice | Episode 6 - Fred

13 Sep


Podactors series: click right here to uncover them all

25 Jun

PODCAST | The Inge Lotz Story: A Miscarriage of Justice | Episode 5 - The confession

13 Sep

PODCAST | The Inge Lotz Story: A Miscarriage of Justice | Episode 4 - The blood mark

13 Sep

PODCAST | The Inge Lotz Story: A Miscarriage of Justice | Episode 3 - The fingerprint

13 Sep

Inge Lotz murder: People around me believe I"m innocent - Fred van der Vyver on new podcast

13 Sep

Currencies Commodities Jse Indexes
Rand also - Dollar
Rand - Pound
Rand also - Euro
Rand - Aus dollar
Rand also - Yen
Brent Crude
Top 40
All Share
Reresource 10
Industrial 25
Financial 15
All JSE information delayed by at leastern 15 minutes

Feel Good
FEEL GOOD | Metro cop drives commuter house after "drunk" driver kicks him out of...

13 Sep

This Cape Tvery own barber dreams of giving complimentary haircuts from a mobile salon, yet he...

13 Sep

Free art treatment, drama and stories aid inner-city kids in Joburg discover their way

07 Sep desires your Feel Good stories!

11 Nov 2019

More Feel Good news stories
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor through feedearlier for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about write-ups on

© 2021 (1.1.21242.11) All rights reserved.
Terms and Conditions Media24 Privacy Policy
Contact Us