1-day to court deadline on Twitter deal: Elon Musk visits HQ, addresses self as Chief Twit

Eberechukwu Etike
The billionaire seems to be taking these last days to prove his commitment to finally closing the Twitter buyout deal in funny ways…

As the court deadline for the close of the deadlocked Twitter purchase deal draws near, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk appears to be having a little fun with it.

The billionaire had planned to pull out of the pact a few months back but was threatened with a lawsuit by the microblogging site, and tomorrow was set as the deadline for both parties to strike an agreement.

But as the deal looms closer, it seems Elon Musk might be finally succumbing to really closing this deal. Being a very vocal but sarcastic person, the billionaire seems to be taking these last days to prove his commitment towards finally closing the Twitter buyout deal.

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Elon Musk’s money plans

According to a report by Forbes on Monday. the Tesla CEO had met earlier with financial teams and other institutions backing him in the deal (i.e. Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and Barclays) to discuss a strategic plan for debt financing.

The next day, the billionaire mogul’s lawyers sent a letter to the Twitter legal team agreeing to proceed in closing the deal but in accordance with the April 25 merger agreement of $54.20 per share.

1-day to court deadline on Twitter deal: Elon Musk visits HQ, addresses self as Chief Twit
Elon Musk visit to the Twitter HQ

On Wednesday, Elon Musk was on a visit to Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States. According to his tweet, he met “a lot of cool people on Twitter”.

Recall that there was an uproar in the social space a couple of days ago when The Washington Post revealed the billionaire’s intention to cut down 75% of Twitter’s workforce. But, Twitter has denied the claims.

And, the Tesla CEO seems to have since withdrawn his statement.

Read Also: With $7bn from investors, this is how Elon Musk is funding his $44bn Twitter bid

The visit

His visit to the HQ sparked a lot of conversation on Twitter. The billionaire made a splashy visit to the HQ with a bathroom sink, which he carried confidently through the front door of the building.

With the tweet caption, entering Twitter HQ- let that sink in, it is unsure what exactly that means but fans have begun to dissect the metaphor behind his actions.

Some speculated that he might be serious about concluding this deal this time. Others speculated that it could spell the end of the microblogging site.

Chief Twit

That is hardly the only snark the wealthy mogul has up his sleeve.

Elon Musk has also changed his Twitter handle to Chief Twit, which could mean that he will officially take over as CEO of the firm tomorrow.

1-day to court deadline on Twitter deal: Elon Musk visits HQ, addresses self as Chief Twit
Elon Musk has also changed his Twitter handle to Chief Twit,

A number of users have indicated a preparedness to leave the microblogging site if Tesla’s CEO eventually leaves the company, owing to the billionaire’s views on what free expression entails.

However, these emotions are not limited to Twitter users. Hundreds of Twitter employees have departed and transferred to other major rival internet businesses since Elon Musk unveiled his takeover intention some months ago.


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