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Elon Musk mocks Joe Biden on being asked why president hasn't congratulated SpaceX mission

Elon Musk made a jibe at 'Sleepy Joe' Biden on Monday for failing to congratulate him on the first ever all-civilian flight to orbit after the crew landed safely back on Earth on Saturday. 

When the billionaire and SpaceX founder was asked on Twitter why he thought Biden hadn't commended him, he responded:  'He's still sleeping.'

Musk was alluding to Donald Trump's nickname for Biden during the 2020 presidential election to which he referred to the current president as  'Sleepy Joe.' 

Reeling off the success of his recent SpaceX mission, billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk found time to mock President Joe Biden, after the President failed to congratulate him on his space endeavors

On Sunday, when a Twitter user asked Musk why Biden hadn't congratulated SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew after their successful return to Earth, Musk responded: 'He's still sleeping.'

The all-amateur crew that encompassed Inspiration4 was created primarily to raise awareness and support for the pediatric cancer center at St. Jude's Research Hospital. 

Musk paid undisclosed millions for the trip to show that ordinary people could blast into orbit by themselves.

In August, Biden raised eyebrows by failing to invite Musk to his EV summit, after appearing to bow to union pressure.

 Biden invited to the White House the heads of General Motors, Ford and Stellantis - the Dutch-owned firm which makes Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep brands.

The three firms are the three largest employers of members of the United Auto Workers union, which in April 2020 endorsed Biden, bringing the support of 400,000 workers.

Tesla, whose Model 3, X and S cars alone make up almost 60 per cent of the U.S. electric car market, according to government data, does not have a unionized work force.

Musk's swipe at Biden comes on the heels of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggesting Sunday that Biden had fallen asleep when meeting the new Israeli leader Naftali Bennett last month. 

The all-amateur crew that encompassed Inspiration4 was created primarily to raise awareness and support for the pediatric cancer center at St. Jude's Research Hospital

Passengers aboard a SpaceX capsule, from left to right, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor and Chris Sembroski pose after the capsule was recovered following its splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast Saturday

Musk paid undisclosed millions for the SpaceX mission to show that ordinary people could blast into orbit by themselves

The Inspiration4 fundraiser mission was the first to orbit Earth without a professional astronaut

In a Facebook video posted on Sunday, social media users shared a video clip of the US president which depicted him looking down and nodding off as Bennett spoke in the Oval Office.

Biden was awake but his response was cropped from the video, leading viewers to think the President was having a 'senile' moment during his first meeting seeking to reset US-Israeli relations over Iran's nuclear advances. 

Seconds after the clip was cut, longer footage showed Biden responded to Bennett.

In a video Netanyahu posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, an off-camera voice says: 'You know, Bennett met with Biden.'

Israel's former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in a Facebook video posted on Sunday that US President Joe Biden had fallen asleep when meeting the new Israeli leader Naftali Bennett last month 

Social media users shared a video clip of the US president that they said showed him looking down and nodding off as Bennett spoke in the Oval Office

'I heard. I heard that Biden was very attentive at this meeting. He dropped his head in agreement,' Netanyahu replied, letting his own head fall in a swift motion, as if to mimic someone falling asleep.   

The Likud, Netanyahu's party, came to his defense pointing out that the former prime minister was mocking Bennett not Biden.

'In contrast to the distorted picture that was broadcast in the media, former prime minister Netanyahu wasn't criticizing President Biden whom he's known and considered a friend of Israel for 40 years,'  

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