Photo of Elon Musk and Jared Kushner Meeting During the FIFA World Cup Final in Qatar

After watching the France vs. Argentina World Cup final in Qatar on Sunday with Donald Trump‘s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Elon Musk stirred up controversy on Twitter once more.

Pictures of the two were widely shared on social media, and many users questioned the couple’s relationship.

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, a Democrat, tweeted a picture with the caption: They say a picture is worth a thousand words…”

Cohen then quote tweeted, “More like 2 billion!”

Cohen appeared to be referring to reports that after leaving the White House last year, Kushner, a top adviser in the Trump administration, received a $2 billion investment from the Public Investment Fund run by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The House Oversight Committee said it would look into this transaction in June.

According to The New York Times, the funds were placed in Kushner’s recently founded private equity firm Affinity Partners. According to the Times, the Saudi fund would receive at least 28 percent ownership in Kushner’s company in return for the investments. The crown prince and Kushner began dating in 2016 when they first crossed paths.

Elon Musk Jared Kushner World Cup
Elon Musk Jared Kushner World Cup

Meanwhile, on Twitter, YouTube personality Philip DeFranco also called out the two and tweeted: “Famed free speech warrior and centrist Elon Musk, hanging out with Jared Kushner at the World Cup as Twitter announces a HUGE social media crackdown. It is now against the rules to link to your FB, Instagram, Truth Social, and even give people your Linktree.”

Jordan Zakarin, reporter and producer for More Perfect Union, a progressive nonprofit media organization, also shared his thoughts on Musk and Kushner and tweeted:Elon Musk and Jared Kushner at the World Cup with the Saudis. Nobody doxx him. Elon deserves his private time with his family.”

Actor and producer Dash Dobrofsky pointed out the multiple “coincidences” in the photo, saying, “Elon Musk was at the World Cup with Jared Kushner—the son-in-law of Donald Trump who received a $2 Billion investment from a Saudi Arabian fund led by Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Twitter’s second-largest shareholder is a Saudi Arabian Prince. A lot of coincidences here.”

Political action committee MeidasTouch also shared the photo on Twitter and said, “Breaking: Lavern Spicer appears to have just violated Twitter’s Terms of Service by posting Elon Musk and Jared Kushner’s real-time assassination coordinates.”

Political analyst Craig Agranoff told Newsweek on Sunday, “It is not necessarily ‘bad’ for Elon Musk to spend time with Jared Kushner. It is ultimately up to Elon Musk to decide how he wants to spend his time and with whom he wants it.”

Agranoff continued: “It is not appropriate for us to make a value judgment about their interactions. Kushner is a former senior advisor to President Donald Trump. It is possible that some people may disagree with his political views or actions and therefore might view Elon Musk spending time with him as inappropriate.”

The uproar on social media follows a recent barrage of criticism Musk received for suspending reporters on Twitter after claiming they had leaked his real-time location data. The CEO of Twitter has already expressed worry about Jack Sweeney, the developer of ElonJet, for posting his private jet’s location online.

According to the Associated Press, Musk threatened legal action against Sweeney and “organizations who supported harm to my family.” It is unclear what legal action Musk could take against Sweeney for “an account that automatically posted public flight information,” the AP reported.

Technology reporters Drew Harwell of The Washington Post, Donie O’Sullivan of CNN, Ryan Mac of The New York Times, Matt Binder of Mashable, and Micah Lee of The Intercept all had their accounts stopped.

Following the suspensions, Musk conducted a second survey on Twitter on Saturday, asking his followers if the accounts that “doxxed” his location in “real-time” should be allowed to resume.

More than 3.5 million people participated in the survey, with 58.7% saying the journalist’s accounts should be restored immediately and 41.3% saying they should be fixed in seven days.

Final Lines

Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, and Jared Kushner, a former senior adviser in the White House, were seen watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on Sunday at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar.

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