Elon Musk Suggests That Anyone Over the Age of 70 Should Be Barred From Running for Public Office

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Elon Musk is the richest man in history, and in the era of social media that counts for a lot in terms of influence.

Musk made headlines recently on his Twitter account, which numbers 65.4 million followers, by seeming to throw shade at the two most recent United States presidents, as well as many different members of Congress.

He did so by suggesting that anyone over age 70 should be banned from running for public office, according to a new article from Insider.

“Let’s set an age limit after which you can’t run for political office, perhaps a number just below 70.”

No specific political leaders were mentioned in the tweet, but both current president Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump are over age 70.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, another former candidate whom Musk has had a squabble with publicly, is 80 years old.

Last month Sanders tweeted that extremely wealthy Americans should “pay their fair share,” to which Musk responded, “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive.”

Musk also said he is using his resources to help humankind.

“I am accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary & extend the light of consciousness to the stars,” Musk said on Twitter after Sanders implied that Musk and Jeff Bezos were greedy.

The United States has set an minimum age limit of 35 years for those running for president, but there is no upper age limit currently.

Sanders would have been one of the oldest presidents ever had he been elected.

The average age of House of Representatives members is 57.6 years while the average age of Senators is 62.9 years.

Musk, who was born in Pretoria, South Africa, is 50 years old.

He is the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, and he has plans to sell devices that allow humans to merge with AI technology for the purpose of overcoming disabilities and disease, among other reasons.

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