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Elon Musk Burns Twitter to the Ground by Admitting It’s All About ‘Owning the Libs’
Elon Musk, who previously was thought to be a forward-looking thinker, one concerned about humanity’s survival as a species and concerned about the globe, turns out to be racist enough to overcome all of that and be a fully closeted MAGA? (There were always rumors about the white South African from a powerful and wealthy white family).
And yet today, Musk admitted to just that. This guy is supposed to be a genius at making money, squeezing profits out of companies by seeing things most people don’t. Right now, he sounds like the latest incarnation of the Everything Trump Touches Dies thing.
His bid for Twitter is falling apart. He didn’t do any due diligence on a $44 billion dollar investment. He watched his Tesla stock nosedive on the news of buying a younger, hotter, new mate. Tesla stock makes up the vast majority of his wealth thus the 20% drop in Tesla stock made this buy vastly more expensive to Musk than $44 billion. Additionally, crypto-king Musk must be aghast about the fact that crypto has shed about $1.7 trillion in value from the world’s economy in about a month. So if you were going to buy a social media company, which – by definition, is valued upon the number of people of all types participating, why would you admit to being full MAGA wanting to piss off liberals? Why would you admit that it’s always been about owning the libs?
Whoever thought owning the libs would be cheap never tried to acquire a social media company!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2022
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“Owned the libs” is a pure MAGA phrase. Surprised he left off the “libtard” part. The great Molly Jong-Fast had the best response:
Owned so now just give twitter its billion dollar kill fee and move on 😵💫
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) May 14, 2022
Molly’s referencing the billion-dollar penalty that Musk must pay if he backs out of the deal. Eh, it’s only a billion dollars. It would be like me paying the $50 ticket except the $50 hurts me.
Twitter had a lot to say to Musk, some of it pretty entertaining:
Surprised this tweet hasn’t burst into flames yet https://t.co/JHTarEukTJ
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) May 14, 2022
It is almost ashes.
I mean, is he admitting that he’s spending $40 billion to “own the libs”? Because if so, I don’t think it’s the libs who are getting owned here… https://t.co/PjwEnwOJfz
— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) May 14, 2022
It gets contentious real quick when trying to buy people that aren’t for sale… https://t.co/cxhTZhzESY
— Stander🌻🇺🇦 (@I_Stand_I) May 14, 2022
Saying the petty part out loudhttps://t.co/gcL71MJk1j
— 🇺🇦🤝🇺🇸 Monty Boa 🇺🇸🤝🇺🇦 (@MontyBoa99) May 14, 2022
In case it wasn't completely clear what all of this is about. https://t.co/tzOQZ12BkA
— Michael Rosenberg (@MJRosenbergDad) May 14, 2022
Elon Musk can fuck all the way off.
JFC. He’s living proof you can have all the money on the world and still be an empty shell of a man. https://t.co/qniA57JOji
— Liberal Lisa in Oklahoma (@lisa_liberal) May 14, 2022
This is what happens when an adult toddler has more money than god https://t.co/ZgRiygFJFN
— Adam Smith (@PPhlensing) May 14, 2022
Whoever thought someone trying to 'own the libs' by acquiring a social media company would use it for endless egotistical cheap shots! https://t.co/y8ll4qtE3z
— Bruce Bourgoine (@BruceBourgoine) May 14, 2022
Manchild angry that he can't get what he wants, attacks own customer base https://t.co/vylH4YFMbl
— Liberal Wombat (@LiberalWombat) May 14, 2022
There's always TRUTH social. Bet you'd get that cheap cheap. https://t.co/qsxwpdz352
— Alfredo Assassin🌻 (@ZDudeness) May 14, 2022
Hmmm beginning to think this guy might not have bought Twitter because of his principled dedication to 'free speech.' https://t.co/YVMT1PbdfH
— Centrism Fan Acct 🔹 (@Wilson__Valdez) May 14, 2022
AND OF COURSE the MAGAs loved it. He is 100% MAGA and hid it for so long:
I love this guy 🤣 https://t.co/oqPmtDHYIs
— 🇺🇸 🌺 Ultra MAGA 🌻🇺🇸 (@TGrammie2) May 14, 2022
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