Elon Musk restores Donald Trump’s Twitter account

Donald Trump, a former US president, has had his Twitter account restored.

After the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Twitter banned the account. On Friday, November 18, Elon Musk, the company’s new CEO, asked Twitter users if they thought Trump should be allowed back on the platform.

“The people have had their say. Trump would be reinstated, Musk wrote in a tweet late on Saturday. Latin meaning “the voice of the people is the voice of God” is “Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”

On Saturday night, the final poll results showed 51.8% in favor and 48.2% opposed. 15 million people participated in the poll.

The much-anticipated decision from Musk sets the stage for the former president’s return to the social media platform where he was previously its most influential, and most controversial user.

With almost 90 million followers, Trump’s tweets moved the markets, and set the news cycle.

Elon Musk restores Donald Trump?s Twitter account

Trump lost all followers after his account was taken down but was followed by millions of Twitter users, hours after his account was reinstated. As of now, his followers stand at 9.3 million, and counting.

Elon Musk restores Donald Trump?s Twitter account

Trump had appeared less than keen earlier in the day and said he would remain on his platform, Truth Social, instead of rejoining Twitter,

“I don’t see any reason for it,” the former president said via video when asked whether he planned to return to Twitter by a panel at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting.

However, a change in his approach could hold major political implications as he announced this month that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, aiming to become only the second commander in chief ever elected to two nonconsecutive terms.

Asked on Saturday what he thought of Musk purchasing Twitter and his own future on the platform, Trump praised Musk but questioned whether the site would survive its current crises.

“They have a lot of problems,” Trump said in Las Vegas at the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting. “You see what’s going on. It may make it, it may not make it.”

Still, Trump said he liked Musk and “liked that he bought (Twitter.)”

“He’s a character and I tend to like characters,” the former president said of Musk. “But he’s smart.”

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