Earlier this month, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk caused a whole lot of bipartisan outrage by daring to propose a plan to resolve the war between Russia and Ukraine. In response to Musk's Twitter poll about possible conditions for negotiating peace, Ukraine's ambassador to Germany, Andrij Melnyk, told the Tesla CEO to "f*** off."
Predictably, Musk was accused of siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin despite having frequently spoken out in support of Ukraine and providing the nation with thousands of free Starlink satellite units and free satellite service after Russia attacked Ukraine's communications system early in the war.
On “The Rubin Report,” BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared a clip of CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert attacking Musk with the baseless accusation that he's suddenly a stooge for Putin.
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In response to an article in the "Financial Times" that criticized the provided communications systems and claimed they were, in part, "purchased by the U.S. government or crowdfunded by donors," Musk revealed that SpaceX has already spent $80 million to help Ukraine and that the costs will "exceed $100 million by the end of the year."
But it looks like Musk's charitable contributions may be coming to an end. According to a CNN report, a SpaceX director sent a letter to the Pentagon last month saying the company can't continue to fund the Starlink service without some funding from the Pentagon.
A correspondent for "The Kiev Post" noted that Starlink's move came after Melnyk's poorly judged jab at his country's benefactor.
“We’re just following his recommendation,” Musk replied.
In the end, though, Musk seemed to have a change of heart. "The hell with it ... even though Starlink is still losing money & other companies are getting billions of taxpayer $, we’ll just keep funding Ukraine govt for free," he tweeted.
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