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WeWorks Marcelo Claure once called John Legere & # 39; con artist & # 39; in the tweet



T-Mobile CEO John Legere (L) and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure pose for photographs before testifying before the House Judiciary Committee & # 39; s Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 12, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son last week accused of ignoring glaring corporate governance lapses and other warning signs about WeWork's co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann.

Step one of his duties was to name Marcelo Claure, SoftBank's operations manager, to be WeWork's CEO. Claure is in charge of hiring a new CEO and has begun talks with T-Mobile CEO John Legere to take the job, sources told CNBC on Monday.

SoftBank has an investment of $ 1

8 billion plus protection in a company now valued at a fraction of that amount, following the Japanese conglomerate's financing of rescue of WeWork last month. With so much at stake, and given the laundry list of problems that accumulated under Neumann's leadership, you would think the last type of person Claure would pursue is a "con artist."

Still, that's exactly what he tweeted about Doctors in 2016, when T-Mobile and Sprint became heated rivals in wireless. Claure was CEO of Sprint at the time.

Claure and Doctors have quite a history of insulting each other on Twitter, a splash of CNBC covered in 2018 as the longtime competitors were preparing to merge. Doctors have often been the attacker and followed Sprint's fighting business.

But Claure has clawed back at Doctors, especially called T-Mobile's "uncarrier" moniker.

This got some trolling action from Doctors.

These tweets were all published before Sprint and T-Mobile engaged in the merger discussions, culminating in a deal announced last year, although still being challenged by a number of state attorneys concerned that the combination would hurt competition.

Now, the two leaders are on the same wireless team, and Doctors are among several candidates who are considered for the best WeWork job.

The more friendly nature of their current relationship has also come to Twitter. When Claure announced the arrival of his new baby girl last year, Doctors were there for him.

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