“No way” Elon Musk will now buy Twitter

“No way” Elon Musk will now buy Twitter

  • Donald Trump said there was “no way” Elon Musk would continue his Twitter buy.
  • The former president said Musk wouldn’t buy it at a “ridiculous” price because of the number of spam accounts.
  • Musk said Friday that his Twitter buyout is on hold until he finds out how many Twitter users are actually bots.

Former President Donald Trump responded Friday to news that Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s planned Twitter buyout would be temporarily put on hold.

In a post on his social media platform Truth Social, Trump told his supporters that he believes Musk will not continue his Twitter purchase.

“There is no way Elon Musk is going to buy Twitter at such a ridiculous price, especially as he realizes it is a company largely based on BOTS or spam accounts,” Trump wrote per Mashable on Friday. “Fake anyone?”

Musk said in a tweet on Friday that he plans to conduct his research to determine the number of Twitter users who are bots before his purchase of the social media platform.

He said the $44 billion deal was on hold until he could verify that fake accounts make up less than 5% of users. “To find out, my team will conduct a random sample of 100 followers of @twitter,” Musk said in one tweet.

Trump addressed concerns about the spam account in his post on Truth Social. He wrote, “If you get rid of them, if that’s even possible, what do you have? Not much?”

The former president went on to say that “Elon would have been done long ago” if it weren’t for the separation fee.

Musk and Twitter signed an agreement that includes a $1 billion hiatus fee that the Tesla CEO will have to pay if he leaves.

“Just my opinion but Truth Social is MUCH better than Twitter and absolutely exploding, incredible engagement,” Trump wrote on his social media platform.

Trump’s Truth Social launched in February. According to Insider reporter Rosie Bradbury, who spent a week on the platform, it feels like a “conservative ghost town that’s been overrun by bots.”

Musk said this week that he will reactivate Trump’s account once he owns Twitter, calling the decision to ban him a “morally bad decision.” Trump has previously said he would not rejoin if his account were restored.

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