Trump Breaks Silence on Returning to Twitter If Elon Musk Buys It: ‘Probably Wouldn’t Have Any Interest’

President Donald Trump responded to the news that Elon Musk is moving to buy all of Twitter and make it a private company to restore free speech on the platform.

The move by Musk is now raising questions about the very real scenario of Trump rejoining Twitter if the company takes the offer.

Speaking to Americano media, Trump said the platform has “become very boring” due to the company censoring people and that he is looking forward to his own platform not backward.

He said: “I probably wouldn’t have any interest.

“We’re doing a big platform right now, so I probably wouldn’t have any interest.

“Twitter’s become very boring. They’ve gotten rid of a lot of good voices on Twitter, a lot of their conservative voices.

“It used to be a war on Twitter, but it was a very interesting war.

“Mentally, we had some pretty good fights.

“We would go after the progressives, who I call the un-progressives.

“We’d be fighting back and forth and it was great stuff,” he said.

Twitter said in response to Musk’s offer: “Twitter, Inc today confirmed it has received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Elon Musk to acquire all of the Company’s outstanding common stock for $54.20 per share in cash.

“The Twitter Board of Directors will carefully review the proposal to determine the course of action that it believes is in the best interest of the Company and all Twitter stockholders.”

Musk said today in an SEC filing:

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“I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy.

“However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company.

“As a result, I am offering to buy 100% of Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash, a 54% premium over the day before I began investing in Twitter, and a 38% premium over the day before my investment was publicly announced.

“My offer is my best and final offer and if it is not accepted, I would need to reconsider my position as a shareholder.

“Twitter has extraordinary potential. I will unlock it,” he wrote.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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