At one point, much of our nation, (at least the conservative side of it), was rather excited for Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. The eccentric billionaire was promising a new free-speech-centric approach to the platform, which would presumably negate the years and years of liberal bias and censorship.
But, when it was all said and done, Musk seemed to have created a boondoggle for himself. Controversial decisions, fiscal uncertainty, and even a few random outages have plagued the first few weeks of this “new” Twitter, and some of the site’s backers are now up in arms.
An early Twitter investor appeared to mock new owner Elon Musk by threatening to sell his shares if the billionaire turns down his offer to buy the company.
Angel investor, founder, and music producer Leonidas Raisini said in the letter, posted to Twitter on Tuesday, that he was bidding to buy the company for $14.26 billion, or $18.53 per share, claiming to have secured funding for a deal.
And then there was the mockery.
The letter includes some of the same phrasing used by Musk in his letter to Bret Taylor, the then-chair of Twitter’s board, when he offered to buy the company in April 2022.
Raisini has never really been a fan of Elon Musk, having previously described the Tesla CEO as “pathological liar, a charlatan and a Super Villain.”.
As of this writing, Musk has not responded to Raisini’s “offer”.