It looks like Dogecoin co-creator has called trouble upon himself by calling Elon Musk a “grifter” in an interview with Crikey. This is very interesting, especially considering Musk’s constant support of the trendy cryptocurrency.

Jackson Palmer, who co-created Dogecoin along with Billy Markus, recently appeared on Crikey, an Australian outlet, and he made some comments on Elon Musk. He said, “He’s a grifter, he sells a vision in hopes that he can one day deliver what he’s promising, but he doesn’t know that. He’s just really good at pretending he knows. That’s very evident with the Tesla full-self-driving promise.”

Palmer then talked about a time when he and Musk were connected through a special project. “I have an interesting past with Elon,” he began. “The first time I messaged him on Twitter years ago, I had written a bot, a script that would automatically detect if there was a cryptocurrency scam in your Twitter mentions and would automatically report them to the platform. I worked with [Twitter co-founder and former CEO] Jack and his product management team so that when these reports were submitted they’d get them instantly.”

He went on to slam Musk a bit for not being the coder that he claims. Apparently, he needed some help with a Python script, something he shouldn’t have any issues with.

“I gave it to other crypto influencers. Elon reached out to me to get hold of that script and it became apparent very quickly that he didn’t understand coding as well as he made out. He asked, ‘How do I run this Python script?’”

Elon Musk was quick to respond to these comments on Twitter. He wrote, “My kids wrote better code when they were 12 than the nonsense script Jackson sent me.”

He continued to say, “Like I said, if it’s so great, he should share it with the world and make everyone’s experience with Twitter better. If he does, you will see what I mean. Jackson Palmer is a tool.”

Obviously, Musk doesn’t like it when people trash his coding skills. After all, he prides himself on that very aspect of his character. Check out Elon’s tweet below and stay tuned to Thirsty for more such updates!

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