That Pic of Elon Musk and Jared Kushner That's Driving the Left Mad

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I was not happy with the poll that Elon Musk posted Sunday night asking if he should step down as head of Twitter because he’s shown that he understands the threats from the left and the importance of working for free speech on the platform. You would have to know that the leftists would bomb the poll and so the “yes” [he should step down] won.


As I wrote on Sunday, he might be smoking out the leftist bots and stepping down as head of Twitter in sort of a “heads I win, tails you lose” proposition because if he’s still the owner, he’s still controlling the platform. He’s just not the CEO taking the slings and arrows over the day-to-day decisions. It’s understandable why he might not want to be in that position, particularly after his child was put at risk by a stalker that jumped on his car. Musk never said that he would be the front guy for the platform, he just sort of fell into that role — he always said he would be appointing someone as a CEO. So stepping down sounded like he might have that person waiting in the wings.

The thing that concerned me in his comments about the poll was that he said there was no “successor,” and that the only people interested wouldn’t keep Twitter alive.

I’m not sure what that means. But that does make it sound like he hasn’t found the right guy yet.


But as I reported, a picture went viral on Sunday that is driving the left mad — of Musk standing next to Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law in a VIP box at the final game of the World Cup in Qatar between Argentina and France.

It’s driving the left mad. Here’s Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) losing his mind over what this all means, oh no!

While some assumed those were Saudis, others said the people they were standing near were Qataris. But the left is losing it over the idea that they might be Saudis.

But the main reason they’re losing it is that they are now convinced that this means that Kushner might be who Musk is eyeing to be CEO. Of course, all it means at this point is that he was in the same box as Kushner. There was a multitude of other folks in the box as well.


There is no doubt that if he picked Kushner as CEO you would see a meltdown from the left that could not be measured with existing technology. But I suspect that it would not make everyone on the right happy either, because I think Kushner is more liberal than Musk and doesn’t understand the facts of life that Musk does. If Musk is behind the scenes, he might think he can still control things anyway, but I wouldn’t think that Kushner is the best choice for advancing freedom of speech.


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