Former President Donald Trump said Friday that he "called it early" that Elon Musk would pull out of the Twitter deal, as he did earlier on Friday.
“I knew that Twitter had a lot of the fake accounts because I read, like everyone else does,” Trump told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. “I knew they had a lot of the fake accounts like the bots and everything else that they had. I thought that the price was exorbitant; the price he was paying for it was exorbitant.”
“I called it early and said, ‘That deal is never going to happen,’” Trump said. “We’re going to have to see what happens because they’re going to be saying, ‘You owe us $44 billion’ because I hear they have a very tight contract. It’s supposed to be ‘iron-clad,’ but I don’t know how you define ‘iron-clad.’ But it’s an ‘iron-clad’ contract, and he put up a billion-dollar deposit, so I see that ending up in a lot of litigation.”
Trump said the busted sale will benefit his own social media platform, Truth Social, which now has almost five million users.
Trump launched the platform after Twitter and most other social media platforms banned him for life.
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