Musk bought Twitter —and Twitter exploded.
After news broke of billionaire Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media platform, conservative pundits and personalities tweeted their support of the deal and predicted (correctly) that liberals will have a meltdown.
Here are some of the best responses to Musk’s Twitter takeover.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said, “Free speech is making a comeback.”
“I’ve never been a proponent of electric cars, nor do I ever wish to fly into space. That said, @elonmusk is a hero. He proved that capitalism will crush socialism every time. #BravoElonMusk,” actor James Woods said.
Clay Travis of the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show said, “Elon Musk has officially purchased Twitter for $54.20 a share. Absolutely monstrous win for free speech on social media. Feast on the left wing blue check tears as they realize their rigged marketplace of ideas is dying. Glorious.”
“I’m excited to see what happens next. Here’s to the future! But one request for @elonmusk: can you use Twitter Logs to show us how our communications were manipulated? Who was shaddowbanned or targeted by bots? How algorithms limited our reach? Why we were throttled?” said Thiel Capital exec Eric Weinstein.
Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw predicted liberal meltdowns.
“This is a great day to be conservative on Twitter. … Free speech is a foundation of American democracy. … Elon Musk buying Twitter terrifies the left because they don’t want their power to censor conservatives threatened,” Tweeted Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn.
After the purchase was officially announced, Musk tweeted the following message:
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a statement. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”
[h/t Daily Wire]