Donaldson, the world’s most subscribed YouTuber, today entered the fray to fill Twitter’s soon-to-be vacant CEO role, which Musk said he’ll hand over “as soon as I find someone foolish enough to accept.”
Donaldson asked this morning, “Can I be Twitter’s new CEO?”
After Musk polled Twitter on Sunday, he asked if he should step down as Twitter’s CEO. “Should I step down as Twitter’s CEO?” he wrote.
Over 17 million people responded to the survey, with 57.5% saying Musk should step down, leading to a variety of offers to remove Musk from his position.
Considering Musk’s propensity for unimaginable stunts, it’s unclear whether Donaldson, who is a Musk fan who frequently interacts with the billionaire on Twitter, was joking. Several strange things have occurred on Musk’s Twitter, such as the confusing new verification scheme and suspension of prominent journalists. Musk responded to the YouTuber, “It’s not out of the question.”
Musk and Donaldson first met through a 2019 charity campaign in which Musk donated $1 million to plant 20 million trees for the Arbor Day Foundation.
Donaldson has recently expressed skepticism about Twitter’s ability to compensate creators like YouTube.
Additionally, Donaldson condemned Musk’s now-retracted policy preventing third-party social media accounts from being promoted. In reference to that policy, Donaldson tweeted that Musk should step down as CEO. “If you’re going to keep doing stuff like this, yes, yes,” he wrote.