The world’s richest man made headlines again on Tuesday, when he admitted that he’s planning to return Donald Trump’s Twitter privileges to the former President, should his deal to acquire the social media platform go through.
Calling the decision to remove Trump “morally wrong and flat-out stupid,” Elon Musk once again proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he, Elon Musk, is the most attention-hungry billionaire in the world. Question: do birds of a feather stick together?
Answer: is the most attention-hungry billionaire in the world stanning for the most attention-hungry wannabe-billionaire in the world?
Here’s the full video of Elon chatting with the Financial Times, recklessly suggesting that Twitter’s ban of Trump for inciting the Capitol riot of January 6th 2021 was wrong because it “alienated a large part of the country.”
Yes, yes, Elon, that line of reasoning is without retort. Appeasement of Far-Right groups has always worked out well in the past. (Narrator: it hasn’t)
Plus, there are so many brilliant minds out there arguing that, for example, Brown v. Board of Education was wrong because it alienated a large part of the country, or that the Emancipation Proclamation was wrong because it alienated a large part of… (Narrator: actually, there aren’t.)
No, Elon’s arguments don’t hold water because they’re not meant to hold water. They’re meant to generate attention, and (pet theory) to help the lonely rich boy feel like he has friends.
So maybe the best we can hope for at this point is the Twitter acquisition falling through? After all, Elon’s stock options haven’t fared too well since the announcement.