FACT CHECK: Is Donald Trump Jr. Taking Over As Twitter CEO?
A post shared on Facebook purports that Donald Trump Jr. will take over as CEO of Twitter when Elon Musk resigns.
The claim is inaccurate. Musk has not announced any successor to the position.
YouTube star Mr. Beast made headlines recently when he asked Musk to consider him as a replacement CEO, to which the Twitter CEO said it was not out of the question,” Rolling Stone reported. The move follows a severe decline in Tesla’s stock price, caused by dissatisfaction with Musk’s management of Twitter, according to Axios.
The post on Facebook claims that Musk has decided Trump Jr. will be his replacement as CEO of Twitter, featuring an image of Trump Jr. (RELATED: Did Elon Musk Publish This Tweet Saying He Would Be Deleting Twitter?)
“Twitter CEO Elon Musk has announced his successor as the head of the social media company after a poll revealed that more users would like him to step down from managing the day-to-day operations of the company,” the post reads. “After cautioning users to ‘be careful what you wish for,’ Musk has decided to hand the reins to Donald Trump Jr. after he vacates his position.”
The claim is incorrect. Trump Jr. has addressed the rumors on his Twitter account, stating “This is unfortunately fake news, but would definitely be lit AF.”
This is unfortunately fake news, but would definitely be lit AF🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/vQSrjDSRlA
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 21, 2022
Musk released a poll recently that asked Twitter users if he should step down, with a majority of the respondents responding that he should. He has confirmed that he will be stepping down as CEO when he finds a replacement, CNN News reported. There is no credible news report that Musk has revealed his successor at this time.
This is not the first time false information regarding Musk has spread on social media. Check Your Fact previously debunked a claim Musk had revealed that President Joe Biden is “fatally sick.”