Donald Trump doubts Elon Musk will finalize Twitter deal

Billionaire Elon Musk caused shockwaves late last month when it was announced that his $44 billion offer to purchase Twitter had been accepted.

However, the Tesla CEO has since expressed second thoughts about the deal, which led former President Donald Trump to speculate that Musk might not be interested in completing the mega-deal after all. 

Trump’s doubts

Trump told attendees at a rally in Austin, Texas this weekend that he doesn’t think Musk actually plans to go through with buying Twitter.

“I don’t believe he’s going to buy Twitter because you have so many fake accounts, the bots, all of the different things,” Trump declared, adding, “I think it’s going to be very interesting.”

Promoting TRUTH Social

The former president went on to tout his own social media platform TRUTH Social, saying that “it blows Twitter away.” He added that “everybody loves it — especially the engagement.”

Musk first made his concerns about Twitter public in a tweet last week, remarking that its purchase was “temporarily on hold.”

However, the billionaire quickly followed that statement up with another which said he was “still committed to acquisition.”

Musk’s promises

The possibility that Musk could end up owning Twitter troubled many on the left, who feared that he would allow conservative voices to operate on the platform free from censorship.

Musk discussed his plans for changing the platform when he was interviewed by the Associated Press earlier this month at New York City’s annual Met Gala.

“Well, I mean, the goal that I have, should everything come to fruition with Twitter, is to have a service that is broadly — is as broadly inclusive as possible where ideally most of America is on it and talking!” Musk explained.

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