Donald Trump has returned to the platform formerly known as Twitter.
On Thursday, the former president turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail. for more than a dozen charges related to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 Georgia election. In the past five months, Trump has faced criminal charges in four separate cases, but the most recent record was the first and only time a mugshot of him was taken.
Trump was permanently banned from the platform on January 8, 2021, with the company citing a “risk of further incitement to violence” after his supporters stormed the US Capitol.
Trump has since started his own social media platform, Truth Social, and Twitter has changed its name after Elon Musk bought the company, saying he plans to turn it into an “everything app” called X. Trump has also announced that will run for president in 2024. Trump first posted image of his mugshot in social truth Thursday night earlier.
On November 18, 2022, Musk conducted a poll asking Twitter users if he should reinstate Trump, stating the next day that he would do so based on the poll results. (There were about 15 million responses, of which 51.8 percent said yes and 48.2 percent said no.) Trump’s account was suspended along with the announcement, though the former president hinted that there was no need for him to return to Twitter because of how well Truth Social works. was doing and because he sees “a lot of problems on Twitter”, according Bloomberg. However, he told his supporters to vote yes in the poll.
Before reinstating Trump’s account last year, Musk also recovered accounts belonging to the conservative parody outlet. the babylon beecomedian Kathy Griffin and author Jordan Peterson.