After the announcement of the Twitter Board’s decision to accept a purchase offer by the billionaire-turned-free-speech-advocate Elon Musk, one employee readily reflected the overall liberal fixation of Twitter employees. He asked Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal whether Trump would be reinstated on the platform. Agrawal said he did not know. Trump, however, stated he does know: he’s not returning to Twitter even if allowed back. This sets the stage for Musk to beg and urge Trump to return, which is how the free market works best.
Trump plans to work on lifting his own platform, Truth Social, by posting there instead of his old roost. Trump’s platform is outside of European censorship rules, and need not cave into demands by Leftist trolls or allow their stream of vile, senseless response tweets welcomed by Twitter to litter Trump’s prior account there. Although Trump made clear that “I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on Truth,” he still did not wish ill on Musk. He said, “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on Truth.”
This well-wishing from President Trump not only shows his own class, but the promise of what lies ahead for Twitter with Musk in charge. Twitter’s pre-Musk Board of Directors took in a total of $3 million in compensation annually, and Musk has vowed to have a volunteer board for Twitter to save that waste. In fact, Musk seeks to take the company private so that it will no longer be subject to intrusion by securities regulators. Amid its increased censorship, Twitter’s stock had fallen sharply in the last nine months, and its bankers reportedly advised Twitter that restoring value required accepting Musk’s offer.
The saga of Big Tech is far from over. Musk’s big move is only the first of many battles. Yet, I think it is appropriate to take a moment to appreciate the irony that for all the left’s praise of electric vehicles, their virtue signaling only fueled Musk’s ability to recapture Twitter from them. That is truly the free market at its finest.