Elon Musk tweets: “In retrospect, it was inevitable”
Just yesterday, billionaire rapper and fashion designer Kanye West agreed to buy the free-speech social media platform, Parler as part of the effort “to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves.” It didn’t take long before Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted and deleted a dragon ball Z meme with Kanye West after West was accused of making antisemitic statements.
But it appears Musk isn’t backing from his support for his pal Kanye West. This morning, Musk tweeted another meme of former President Trump, himself, and Kanye West with swords, in a reference to The Three Musketeers, a French historical adventure novel written in 1844 by French author Alexandre Dumas.
“In retrospect, it was inevitable,” Musk tweeted.
In retrospect, it was inevitable pic.twitter.com/GhQhTIHeDC
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 18, 2022
One of Musk’s fans responded with this tweet:
— ✨Chicago✨ (@chicago_glenn) October 18, 2022
The tweet is also in reference to the trio owning the three social platforms in a fight against online censorship and free speech.
As we reported late last year, President Trump launched TRUTH Social in October 2021 to fight back against Big Tech following his suspension from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Announcing the launch, President Trump said: “I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech. We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable. I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech. Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech. Well, we will be soon!”
Meanwhile, a Delaware Chancery Court judge has ruled that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has until October 28 to complete his acquisition of Twitter if he wants to avoid a trial.
On April 25, Twitter agreed to sell the company to Elon Musk for $44 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Twitter stockholders will receive $54.20 in cash for each share of Twitter common stock that they own upon closing the proposed transaction.
The purchase price represents a 38% premium to Twitter’s closing stock price on April 1, 2022, which was the last trading day before Mr. Musk disclosed his approximately 9% stake in Twitter. Musk needed to use his Tesla stock to raise $21 billion in equity to fund his takeover of the social media giant.