What would make Musk’s Twitter takeover best of all? If he went full Sulla of the Internet and arrived Twitter HQ on a gallant steed (in a Tesla convertible), ready to take over completely and purge the platform of those wokies who have done so much damage to it and free speech in the past few years.
Fortunately and surprisingly, Elon might just be all in on that plan of action.
According to a report in Fox News, Elon is ready to go all-in on changing Twitter now that he’s almost done buying the company is “on the warpath” when it comes to dealing with those destroying the company and CNBC’s David Fabor reported that Musk is “expected to serve as a temporary CEO of Twitter for a few months after he completes his $44 billion take over of the social media company.”
Musk as CEO?! Yes, apparently. But that’s just the beginning. Yet better is that Elon seems poised to take a serious look at the company’s leadership and fire the censors, as he suggested in a typically cryptic tweet:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 27, 2022
The Indian woman in the meme is Vijaya Gadde, a woman who many call Twitter’s “chief censor.” The New York Post, reporting on her, notes that:
Twitter’s chief lawyer — seen as the social network’s top advocate for censoring conservatives — is among the highly paid executives who stand to lose their job if Elon Musk completes his takeover of the company.
Vijaya Gadde, who earned $17 million last year as Twitter’s top legal counsel, could be on the chopping block as Musk is reportedly planning to slash jobs and reduce executive pay as he looks to secure financing for his Twitter bid.
After disclosing plans to acquire the company earlier this month, Musk expressed “no confidence” in Twitter’s current management — which doesn’t bode well for their future once he takes the helm later this year.
So, if Elon takes over, it looks like we won’t just get to see Elon as CEO, but will get to see him fire the company’s woke leadership!
Further, it’s looking like Elon has the money pulled together to make the deal happen. Fox News reported that:
“The report comes as Musk has secured $7.1 billion in new funding for the deal from a group of more than a dozen investors, including Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Fidelity, and Brookfield Asset Management. In addition, Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Alsaud has agreed to retain his 34,948,975 Twitter shares, worth approximately $1.9 billion”
“As a result of the new commitments, Musk’s margin loan financing for the deal has been reduced from $12.5 billion to $6.25 billion, while his equity financing has increased from $21 billion to $27.25 billion. Musk’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission emphasizes that he is currently in discussions with existing shareholders of Twitter common stock, including co-founder Jack Dorsey, regarding ‘the possibility of contributing such shares of Common stock, at or immediately prior to the closing of the Merger, in order to retain an equity investment in Twitter following completion of the merger.‘”