It’s not really funny given his goal of getting more Julius Streichers platformed, but Elon Musk has one of the more pathetic cases of Divorced Guy Energy I’ve ever seen:
The funniest outcome would be if, after all the discourse and drama over letting Trump back on, Trump decides to simply remain off Twitter, due to both his investment in Truth Social and being turned off by Musk's sweaty desperation for him to come back and drive up engagement https://t.co/Zbh4Orx1Za— mastodon – @[email protected] (@poorlyhidden) November 21, 2022
My guess is that Trump will eventually come back to Twitter. But it must be admitted that just staying on his own vanity site instead would be consistent with the closest thing Trump has to a redeeming quality: his ritual humiliation of his thirstiest lickspittles. And they don’t get much thirstier than ol’ Elon here. It’s not clear to me if his even Silicon Valley bro apologists really like him per se; the vibes are more “rich kid his prep school classmates mock behind his back but pretend to tolerate because he lets you drive his old man’s third-favorite Maserati.” So who knows, but at a minimum Trump is probably going to let him twist in the wind for a while as money keeps flying out the door.