Despite bringing back short-form social posting platform Twitter, former President Donald Trump — owner of Truth Social — said he “sees no reason” to join the platform.
Several days ago, the owner of the new Twitter site, Elon Musk, polled the site’s users about reinstating Trump for office – yes votes won by nearly four percent after more than 15 million people voted.
“People have spoken,” Musk tweeted. Trump will be reinstated.
Musk added “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” a Latin phrase that roughly means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
But it remains unclear whether Trump will re-engage with the site he once frequented with his fleeting thoughts.
Regardless of his decision, there are those who are already at war over the possibility of his presence returning to the site.
Progressive politicians, including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who wrote that the last time Trump appeared on Twitter, “This platform was used to incite insurrection, several people died, the Vice President of the United States was nearly assassinated, and hundreds were injured.” “.
Journalist and avid tweeter David Levitt wrote that Musk’s decision to allow the former leader of the free world to return to the site would “destroy the United States and possibly the planet.”
Left-wing autocrat Trump hater Seth Abramson tweeted in response to his re-inauguration that Trump has been “treated with more respect and kindness by the federal criminal justice system than anyone in US history.” He should have been in jail ten times now.
NAACP Chairman Derek Johnson also gave his opinion on the reinstatement, saying Musk is “failing our democracy” and bashing Musk for failing to “reach out to marginalized communities” for their input in the decision.
“Any advertisers still funding Twitter should pause all advertising now,” he added.
Progressive Rep. Disapproves of Musk’s Poll About Bringing Trump Back to Short Web Site.
Journalist David Levitt claimed that Musk’s decision to allow the former leader of the free world to return to the site would “literally destroy the United States.”
Abramson has written several books on the former president and what he believes to be his continued danger to the Republic
Over the weekend, at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting, Trump spoke about his reinstatement, Musk’s takeover and whether or not he actually plans to tweet again.
Over a video call, Trump said he had heard Musk’s poll received a large response, but “sees no reason to (return to Twitter)”.
They have a lot of problems on Twitter. See what’s going on. It (the company) may succeed, it may not succeed, but the problems are incredible and the contracting processes are negative.
“You have a lot of bots and you have a lot of fake accounts, which I think they should get into. But Truth Social has made a place for a lot of people and I don’t see them coming back to Twitter.
Since launching Twitter in January of 2021, after the Capitol breach, the former president has launched his own short-form social media platform — Truth Social.
The site, which is headed by former Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, has its fair share of glitches, though Trump and his executives continue to tout its success.
Truth Social has been Trump’s main source of direct communication with his followers since he began posting to the app regularly in May.
He has used Truth Social to promote his allies, slam opponents and defend his reputation amid legal scrutiny from state, congressional and federal investigators.
“The press hates to talk about it, but it’s doing very well,” Trump told the RJC Truth Commission. “I think engagement is much better than it is with Twitter, it cares about the voices you really want to care about, really smart voices.”
Truth Social has been very, very, very, very powerful. And I will stay there.
Trump has about 4.57 million followers on his Truth Social platform.
Although the former president resorted to Truth to ask his followers to “now vote positive” on Musk’s poll on whether or not to reinstate his Twitter account.
Musk polled the public about the decision to reinstate the former president’s account. Yes votes won by nearly four percent and Trump was recalculated at the end of the week
Musk said in May that he intended to overturn the ban on Trump, but ultimately left the decision to the public
Before it was banned on January 8, 2021, Trump had about 88 million followers on the app and frequently relayed some of his most outspoken ideas across the platform.
Musk said in May that he intended to overturn Trump’s ban, but ultimately left the decision to users of the platform.
Trump said he supports Musk’s control of the platform.
“I’ve always loved him,” Trump said of Musk. I got along well with him during my days as chief and got to know him very well.
He added, “He’s a character, and I tend to like the characters, but he’s smart.”
At the moment, Trump has not posted anything on Twitter yet. His account currently has 83 million followers, and his latest tweet addresses whether he will attend Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Former NBC executive Mike Singleton said any of Trump’s future tweets could be used as evidence against him in legal proceedings.
Leftwing DC CREW watchdog tweeted that if Trump were to return to Twitter, he would definitely be posting hateful messages
Trump talks about his thoughts on Twitter at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Alliance, where several potential 2024 candidates speak.
Musk reinstated former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account after he was fired from the site over posts made after the January 6 Capitol riot. The two are pictured here meeting in the Oval Office
Before his ban, Trump’s tweets moved markets, set the news cycle, and drove the agenda in Washington.
And Trump announced, on Tuesday, that he will run for president again in 2024.
Earlier last week, Musk revealed that Twitter had reinstated some controversial accounts that had been banned or suspended, including satirist Babylon Bee and comedian Kathy Griffin.
Calling Freedom Friday, the head of Twit announced that Griffin, whom he had called a “******,” would be reinstated on social media after she was suspended for impersonating him on Twitter last week. .
Also back is conservative author and psychologist Dr. Peterson, who was suspended from the podium after saying transgender star Elliott Page had his breasts removed by a “criminal doctor.”
The Babylon Bee — whose account was restricted in a rally to name Rachel Levine, Assistant US Secretary of Health, a transgender woman, as Man of the Year — got full access to her account as well.
Along with the three reinstatement accounts, Musk, who describes himself as a champion of free speech, outlined the company’s latest policy regarding this particular issue.
“Twitter’s new policy is freedom of expression, but not freedom of access,” Musk wrote on Twitter. Negative/hate tweets will be unposted and uncirculated at a maximum limit, so there is no advertising or other revenue for Twitter.
You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically search for it, which is no different from the rest of the internet.
“Note, this only applies to the individual tweet, not the entire account,” the Twit chief added.