Bill Gates comments on Elon Musk purchase of Twitter “He actually could make it worse”

Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit in London, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates commented on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter.

“He actually could make it worse,” Gates said.

“That’s not his track record,” he continued. “I mean his track record with Tesla and SpaceX is pretty mind blowing at putting together a great team of engineers and taking the people who work in those fields in a less bold way and really showing them up. I kind of doubt that will happen this time, but we should have an open mind and never underestimate Elon.”

Last month, Musk eviscerated Bill Gates with a brutal meme amid a leaked text exchange between the two billionaires.

Musk tweeted “in case u need to lose a boner fast” and a meme of Bill Gates side by side with Apple’s new “pregnant man” emoji.

Musk then added “shadow ban council reviewing tweet …”

This came as a Twitter account called “Whole Mars Catalog” tweeted:

So apparently Bill Gates hit up @elonmusk to discuss “philanthropy on climate change” but Elon asked if he still had a half billion dollar short position on $TSLA.

Bill said he hasn’t closed it out, so Elon told him to get lost. No idea if this is true lol

The text exchange shows Musk rejecting Bill Gates’ proposal to “discuss philanthropy possibilities” after admitting he has not closed out his half billion dollar short position.

 

Musk confirmed the exchange is real and wrote:

Yeah, but I didn’t leak it to NYT. They must have got it through friends of friends.

I heard from multiple people at TED that Gates still had half billion short against Tesla, which is why I asked him, so it’s not exactly top secret.