Musk, Nunes say NY Post blew story about Trump urging billionaire entrepreneur to buy Twitter
The Trump Media CEO asserted the Post's story referred to comments Trump made in a Fox interview, not a secret effort.
Trump Media & Technology Group CEO Devin Nunes, and Twitter owner Elon Musk on Friday each disputed a New York Post story asserting that former President Donald Trump quietly urged Musk to purchase the social media platform.
"This is false," tweeted Musk about the article. "I’ve had no communication, directly or indirectly, with Trump, who has publicly stated that he will be exclusively on Truth Social."
Musk purchased Twitter in late April for $44 billion.
Nunes agreed with Musk in a post on his Truth Social social media feed.
"It's FAKENEWS Friday! Anyone who watched or read every interview @realDonaldTrump and I have given the past few weeks know our position clearly," Nunes posted. "There's been no secret or anything QUIET we've been very vocal and public! Glad the Tltter [sic] sewer and the FAKENEWS are going crazy over TRUTH today!"
Trump had one of the biggest followings on Twitter until he was banned from the platform after the Jan. 6 riot. He has since been behind the effort to launch the alternative social media platform Truth Social.
Epoch Times Senior Editor Jan Jekielek stated on Twitter that he spoke with Nunes and the Trump Media CEO asserted the Post's story referred to comments Trump made in a Fox interview, adding that the outlet did not clarify the remarks with the Trump team prior to the article's publication.
Checked in with Devin Dunes, who says “quietly is fake news.” His team says Nunes was referring to what Trump said in a FOX interview, and that the Post didn’t reach out to them for clarification.
— Jan Jekielek (@JanJekielek) May 6, 2022
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