Elon Musk Pulls Master Class in Trolling With Twitter Takeover Bid – But There Are Real Consequences

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“This may be the most epic troll ever,” says an employee of the social media company as a brewing battle causes havoc on Wall Street and beyond

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Elon Musk just pulled off a master class in trolling with a tweet that sent Silicon Valley’s notoriously woke tech workers diving for their nearest safe space. And while it may be fun and games for the world’s richest man, there are some real-world consequences.

The billionaire’s four-word post — “I made an offer” — ricocheted from Wall Street trading floors to Washington’s top financial cop. Twitter called an emergency board meeting to fend off Musk’s $43 billion hostile takeover bid, and the financial press made it their top story.

Only the world’s richest human, with the reach of 81 million Twitter followers, could be the provocateur of a scheme right out of HBO’s “Succession.”