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Yuma residents share their thoughts on Elon Musk’s Twitter deal

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY/CNN) - Twitter announced Monday afternoon that the company closed a $44 billion deal with Elon Musk.

In addition to Twitter, Musk owns Tesla and SpaceX.

Back in March, Musk bought a stake in Twitter and was on the board of directors.

However, when Musk offered to buy Twitter, the company had a "poison pill," a negotiation tactic where a company blocks any hostile takeovers from a competing company.

Eventually, Twitter took Musk seriously when he provided documents showing he had the money capable of purchasing Twitter in the original $46 billion deal.

I ventured out to Yuma to gather citizens' thoughts on the deal.

"He had the money to do so. I'm kind of wishing he stays on his word as far as having his platform to actually tell the truth," California state retiree Joyce Smith shared.

The truth Smith talked about is freedom of speech.

As for their thoughts on if the changes will be positive or negative.

"Yeah, I think he might censor it more. It might be a gift and a curse," Executive Chef Darian explained.

While the news about the deal is so far mixed, there is one question lingering on everyone's minds.

Will Donald Trump be reinstated back to Twitter now that the social media giant is now in Elon Musk's hands?

"I'm hoping he doesn't I'm hoping Mr. Musk kind of goes over what happened at that time," Smith shared.

Unlike Darian's thoughts on the possible changes, Smith remains hopeful Musk will bring a positive change to Twitter.

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