Liberal comedian Larry David confronted Elon Musk at a star-studded wedding earlier this year, equating his Republican affiliations with a desire to ‘murder kids in schools’, a new book reveals.
Walter Isaacson’s recent biography on the Twitter tsar details how Larry David berated Musk over political views he expressed shortly before the marriage of their celebrity friends Ari Emanuel and Sarah Staudinger.
Entourage muse Emanuel, 62, and designer Staudinger, 34, tied the knot last year in a sun-drenched St Tropez ceremony attended by A-List guests including Emily Ratajkowski, Mark Wahlberg and Sean Combs.
Isaacson’s Elon exposé reveals Emanuel intentionally seated Elon Musk and Larry David at the same table to cause chaos because he knew their political views would collide.
‘I had told Ari I was not a big fan of Elon, so he seated me with him,’ Larry David, 76, told another celebrity at the table – MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough – according to the book.
In an interaction Isaacson’s describes as ‘a microcosm of Twitter’ – a platform where high-profile people with polarizing views frequently lock horns – a ‘fuming’ David asked Musk: ‘Do you just want to murder kids in schools?’
The 52-year-old SpaceX boss was ‘baffled and annoyed’ by the interrogation, and he gave the ‘stuttered’ response: ‘No, no. I’m anti-kid murder’.
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David went on to query how he could vote Republican if this were the case.
The Seinfeld co-creator confirmed the interaction to Isaacson and elaborated on what prompted it.
‘His tweets about voting Republican because Democrats were the party of division and hate were sticking in my craw,’ he told the author.
‘Even if Uvalde never happened, I probably would have brought it up, because I was angry and offended,’ David added – referencing the Robb Elementary School shooting which happened three days before the wedding.
In the weeks before the May 27 wedding, former liberal voter turned Republican Musk blasted the Democrats on Twitter, which has since been rebranded by the Tesla boss as X.
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