Despite his rejoining the short-form social publishing platform Twitter, former President Donald Trump, the owner of Truth Social, said he “sees no reason” to rejoin the platform.
Several days ago, Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, polled the site’s users on Trump’s reinstatement: votes in favor gained about 4 percent after more than 15 million people voted.
Musk tweeted: ‘The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated.’
“Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk added, a Latin phrase that roughly means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
But it’s not clear if Trump will again interact with the site he once frequented with his passing thoughts.
Regardless of his decision, there are those who are already up in arms about 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 was on Twitter “this platform was used to incite an insurrection, multiple people were killed, the Vice President of the United States was nearly assassinated, and hundreds were wounded”. .’
Journalist and avid tweeter David Leavitt wrote that Musk’s decision to allow the former free world leader back on the site would “literally destroy the United States and potentially the planet.”
Trump-hating leftist absolutist Seth Abramson tweeted in response to the reinstatement that Trump “has been treated with more deference and generosity by the federal criminal justice system than perhaps any person in United States history.” He should have been to prison ten times already.
NAACP President Derrick Johnson also weighed in on the reinstatement, saying Musk is “failing our democracy” and criticizing Musk for failing to “reach out to marginalized communities” to get their input on the decision.
He added that “any advertisers still funding Twitter should immediately stop all advertising now.”
Progressive congresswoman expresses disapproval of Musk’s poll on Trump’s reinstatement to the short-form web
Journalist David Leavitt 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 about the former president and what he believes is his constant danger to the republic.
Over the weekend at the Jewish Republican Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting, Trump addressed his reinstatement, Musk’s takeover of the site, and whether or not he actually plans to tweet again.
Through a video call, Trump said he had heard that Musk’s poll was getting a great response, but that he “sees no reason for it (a return to Twitter).”
“They have a lot of problems on Twitter. You see what is happening. It (the company) may make it, it may not make it, but the problems are unbelievable and the compromises are negative,’ she said.
‘You have a lot of bots and you have a lot of fake accounts, which I think they should address. But Truth Social has taken the place for a lot of people and I don’t see them going back to Twitter,” she said.
Since being banned from Twitter in January 2021 following the Capitol breach, the former president has launched his own short-form social media platform: Truth Social.
The site, which is run by former Republican congressman Devin Nunes, has been plagued with failures, though Trump and his executives continue to tout its success.
Truth Social has been Trump’s main source of direct communication with his supporters since he began posting regularly on the app in May.
He has used Truth Social to promote his allies, criticize opponents, and defend his reputation amid legal scrutiny from state, congressional, and federal investigators.
“The press hates to talk about it, but it is doing phenomenally well,” Trump told the RJC Truth panel. “I think the engagement is much better than with Twitter, and it takes care of the voices that really want to be heard, and the really smart voices.”
‘Truth Social has been very, very powerful, very, very strong. And I will stay there,” she added.
Trump has some 4.57 million followers on his Truth Social platform.
Although the former president took to Truth to ask his followers to “vote positivity now” in Musk’s poll on whether or not to reinstate his Twitter account.
Musk polled the crowd about the decision to reinstate the former president’s account. Yes votes gained by nearly 4 percent and Trump’s tally was reset over the weekend.
Musk said in May that he planned to reverse Trump’s ban, but ultimately left the decision up to the public.
Prior to his January 8, 2021 ban, Trump had some 88 million followers on the app and frequently communicated some of his most heartfelt thoughts through the platform.
Musk said in May that he planned to reverse Trump’s ban, but ultimately left the decision up to users of the platform.
Trump said he supports Musk’s acquisition of the platform.
“I’ve always liked him,” Trump said of Musk. “I got along very well with him during my days as president and got to know him quite well.”
“He’s a character, and I tend to like characters, but he’s smart,” he added.
At present, Trump has yet to post anything on Twitter. His account currently has 83 million followers and his latest tweet addresses whether he would attend Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Former NBC executive Mike Sington said any of Trump’s future tweets could be used as evidence against him in legal proceedings.
Left-wing watchdog organization DC CREW tweeted that if Trump returns to Twitter, he will surely post hate messages.
Trump expressed his thoughts on Twitter at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, where many potential candidates for 2024 speak.
Musk has recovered the Twitter account of former President Donald Trump after he was banned from the site for posts made after the January 6 Capitol riot. The two are shown here meeting in the Oval Office.
Before his ban, Trump’s tweets would move markets, set the news cycle and drive the agenda in Washington.
On Tuesday, Trump announced that he would 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 satirical website Babylon Bee and comedian Kathy Griffin.
The Chief Twit, who dubbed the day ‘Freedom Friday’, announced that Griffin, who had called him ‘a ******’, would be reinstated on social media after she was suspended for impersonating him on Twitter last night. last week. .
Also back is conservative author and psychologist Dr. Peterson, who was suspended from the platform after saying transgender star Elliot Page had her breasts removed by a “criminal doctor.”
The Babylon Bee, whose account was restricted in March for naming US Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, ‘Man of the Year,’ was also given full access to her account.
In addition to reinstating all three accounts, Musk, who describes himself as a free speech advocate, outlined the company’s latest policy on the same topic.
“Twitter’s new policy is free speech but not free scope,” Musk tweeted. Negative/hate tweets will be minimized and demonetized, so there will be no ads or other revenue for Twitter.
“You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically search for it, which is no different than the rest of the internet.”
The Chief Twit added: “Please note this applies only to the individual tweet, not the entire account.”