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I hope my worst critics remain on Twitter: Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that he hopes his worst critics will remain on Twitter, amid reports that the company’s board has decided to accept his $43 billion takeover bid.

“I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means,” he tweeted.

“And be my love in the rain,” Musk added, posting from famous American poet Robert Frost’s poem “A Line-storm Song”.

The tweet indicated that Musk had triumphed over the Twitter board.

His tweet came as reports surfaced that the company’s board of directors had decided to accept his “best and final” offer of $54.20 per share in response to his hostile takeover bid.

According to the Washington Post, which cited sources close to the situation, Twitter is in talks to “sell itself to Elon Musk” and could “finalise a deal as soon as this week.”

“The two sides met Sunday to discuss Musk’s proposal and were making progress, though still had issues to hash out, the people said. There is no guarantee they will reach a deal,” the report said.

According to the New York Times, Twitter’s board of directors is seriously considering Musk’s offer to buy the company.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO revealed his Twitter takeover plan last month, which includes $25.5 billion in loans and $21 billion in personal equity, bringing the total bid to $46.5 billion.

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Brendan Taylor

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