There are few things reporters love to do more than write self-serving stories about any rich, powerful, prominent public figure who has either been a roadblock to or who is poised to stand in the way of the woke agendas that privileged, well-to-do leftists in elitist circles desire to unleash on the common man whether they like it or not.
In Donald Trump and Elon Musk, the Usual Suspects in the press have found their sweet spots, with Trump of course being the former POTUS and a constant thorn in the side of what he calls the “fake news media.” With Musk, the agenda-driven leftist media are enraged at how he’s so good at figuring out new ways to trigger them each day, most notably by way of his stated commitment to free speech and open dialogue, which drives pro-censorship types on the left nuts.
Though Trump and Musk appear to be on somewhat friendly terms despite past public political disagreements, there has never been a real link/common tie established between the two outside of them both being wealthy individuals, nothing that would show they were united even in a general way in their diabolical thinking about how to approach societal problems… until now.
And who do we have to thank in part for discovering the dangerous link between the two of them? The Washington Post, which actually wrote an entire article on the fact that Diet Coke had so much “power” that it had reeled in the likes of Musk, Trump, disgraced Hollywood mogul and serial predator Harvey Weinstein, and numerous Hollywood actors:
Twitter owner Elon Musk shared a photo of his bedside table littered with cans of Diet Coke, reminding us of the power the beverage has. https://t.co/p7zL5TLONT
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 29, 2022
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) November 29, 2022
Nope, not kidding:
In 2018, the New Yorker stuck a fork in the Diet Coke phenomenon, citing as evidence its unsavory acolytes, including former president Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein. It is, the magazine declared, “the elixir of soft-bodied plutocrats desperate to shed their shady pasts and, possibly, a few pounds.”
Musk has previously proclaimed his love for the beverage. “Diet Coke is amazing, especially the soda fountain version at movie theaters with salt & butter popcorn,” he tweeted in June, following up by saying he doesn’t care “if it lowers my life expectancy.” And in April, he tweeted his plan to restore the drink’s original formula:
In a 2007 interview with Inc. magazine, Musk said that at one point he was downing eight cans of Diet Coke a day along with several large coffees, a regimen he ultimately had to cut back.
Trump reportedly drank as many as 12 cans a day, and he was said to have used a call button on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office primarily as a means of summoning a fresh glass.
Well, I mean it must be true that Diet Coke is the preferred drink of autocrats or something, especially if you consider this:
well well well pic.twitter.com/ciPNawc7mY
— Razor (@hale_razor) November 29, 2022
The Washington Post: Where democracy dies in dark diet colas or something.