Elon Musk reinstates Controversial Donald Trump on Twitter

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“We aren’t going anywhere,” Donald Trump posted on Truth Social

A former President of the United States of America who instigated the popular Capitol invasion has been reinstated on Twitter.

This was contained in a tweet by Twitter’s new executive, Elon Musk, on Saturday night.

Elon Musk said the 76-year-old who was banned from the platform over his role on January 6, 2021 insurrection, was going to be reinstated.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

The decision to reinstate the controversial former President was made on Friday, November 18, after Elon Musk posted a 24-hour Twitter poll to decide if Mr. Trump should be reinstated.

Of the 15 million users who voted, Trump pulled 51.8 in favour against the 48.2% who voted against his return.

Musk posted, “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” which means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

The decision has reached Mr. Trump, who posted on his never-busy Truth Social account, saying he wouldn’t be returning to Twitter immediately.

“Vote now with positivity, but don’t worry, we aren’t going anywhere. Truth Social is special!”

The Washington Post reported that Mr. Trump had signed a contract with Truth Social to keep his post exclusive on the platform for eight hours before sharing it on any other media.

However, according to the newspaper, Mr. Trump has an exception regarding political messaging, fundraising, or voting effort.

As of Sunday 09:22 am UK time, Trump, who recently announced his decision to run in the 2024 Presidential election, has yet to post on Twitter.

The MAGA boss’s last tweet was on January 8, when he decided not to attend the January 20 inauguration as a protest after losing to President Joe Biden.

“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20.”

On November 3, Musk acquired Twitter with $44 billion and fired more than 7,000 of his previous staff.

On Thursday, Twitter staff called him bluff and left in droves, leading to the app slowing down, with many speculating that the platform could shut down.

It is not clear what Musk’s plans are. However, analysts believe the Twitter CEO has drifted to the Republican fence, as his several tweets indicated.

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