Elon Musk arrives at Twitter HQ carrying actual kitchen sink amid $44bn …

Elon Musk bizarrely rocked up to the Twitter HQ with a sink as he closes in on his $44 billion (£39.6 billion) purchase of the social media platform.

On Wednesday (October 26), the Tesla CEO tweeted "Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!" along with a clip of himself in the lobby of the Twitter building.

The meaning of the phrase, "let that sink in," is to tell someone to process and have a think about what has been said before reacting to it. It’s a way to pause and think about a statement, situation, or action.

The tech mogul also changed his bio to "Chief Twit".

"A beautiful thing about Twitter is how it empowers citizen journalism – people are able to disseminate news without an establishment bias," Musk also tweeted.

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At the time of writing, the closing of the deal has not yet been made official. Musk has a day to complete it, after a Delaware judge issued him the October 28 deadline or could face trial over the contract.

In April, the billionaire agreed to buy the company for $54.20 a share – which he later changed his mind about in July, citing bot and spam issues.

Twitter then sued him in Delaware Chancery Court to force the deal to go through. In a letter, Musk agreed to pay the full price.

Despite a tumultuous few months, Musk said he's "excited about the Twitter situation," during a recent Tesla earnings call.

"I think it's an asset that has just sort of languished for a long time but has incredible potential, although obviously myself and the other investors are overpaying for Twitter right now," he added.

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