Elon Musk denies Trump told him to buy Twitter

Elon Musk denies Trump told him to buy Twitter

Elon Musk on Friday dismissed claims that former President Trump “encouraged” Musk’s takeover of Twitter.

Driving the news: “This is false. I have had no communication, direct or indirect, with Trump, who has publicly stated that he will be exclusively on TRUTH Social,” Musk said. wrote on Twitter Friday.

  • Musk was responding to a New York Post article about comments made on Fox News by Devin Nunes, the CEO of Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social.

Nunes Trump said encouraged Musk’s takeover of the platform.

  • “President Trump, basically before Elon Musk bought it, actually said go buy it because the goal of our business is really to build a community where people are in a safe, family environment. ‚Äúsaid Nunes on Fox Business Network.
  • “That’s why we encouraged Elon Musk to buy it, because someone has to keep taking on these tech bullies,” Nunes added.

State of play: Trump, the day after Musk agreed to buy Twitter, told Fox News he was going to stay on his own struggling social network.

  • “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he will improve it and he’s a good man, but I’m going to stick with TRUTH.”

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