Donald Trump isn’t the only billionaire who mocks Joe Biden with the nickname “Sleepy Joe.”
Elon Musk hit the 78-year old with the same moniker on Sunday, ripping Biden for failing to congratulate the crew of SpaceX’s Inspiration4. That was the all-civilian space mission that landed safely Saturday night after orbiting Earth for three full days.
Here’s how it went down. Someone on Twitter threw out the question as to why Biden had not congratulated the SpaceX crew, since they did make history by becoming the first crew made up of civilians to do go up in space.
AElectric Cyberfarmer posted this:
The President of the United States has refused to even acknowledge the 4 newest American astronauts who helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude.
What’s your theory on why that is?
Musk replied with:
He’s still sleeping
The entire SpaceX mission was funded by Jared Isaacman, who turned the mission into an enormous fundraiser for St. Jude hospital. He had a goal of raising $200 million and as of Saturday night $160 million had already been raised.
Musk then tweeted that he would contribute $50 million personally, which would put the fundraiser over it’s ambitious goal.
SpaceX has another five private missions planned, on top of four more with real astronauts.