Elon Musk: ‘Trump will be reinstated’ on Twitter

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With over 15 million Twitter accounts voting, the verdict is in: 51.8% of those who took the 24-hour poll posted by Twitter owner Elon Musk said former President Donald Trump should be reinstated in that social media universe.

Musk ordered it so, saying, “The people have spoken.”

Over 134 million Twitter account owners saw the poll, with 15,085,458 taking part in voting either “yes” or “no” to the statement: “Reinstate former President Trump,” according to Musk.

Trump’s last comment on Twitter before the former CEO banned him for life was on Jan. 8, 2021: “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.” He was banned for glorifying violence in a pair of tweets:

Trump’s final messages on Twitter before he was banned.

Trump on Feb. 22, 2021 launched his own social media company, TruthSocial, which is populated by Trump-supporting conservatives and others. He remarked on Friday that he encouraged people to vote yes on the Twitter poll, but would continue to run the TruthSocial site.

“Vote now with positivity, but don’t worry, we aren’t going anywhere. Truth Social is special,” he wrote on TruthSocial. TruthSocial had about 1.9 unique users in September of 2022.

On Saturday, in an address to the Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump said, “I don’t see any reason for it,” responding to the question of whether he would return to Twitter, where he has an audience that reached 90 million people directly or through retweets.

Trump this week announced he will run for president in 2024. Three days later, the Biden Administration’s Attorney General appointed a special counsel to investigate Trump and his involvement in the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when protesters entered the U.S. Capitol and were unruly and posed a danger to lawmakers, as they tried to disrupt the finalization of the 2020 election that brought Joe Biden into the White House. That investigation is destined to hound Trump throughout the campaign and could widen to other scandals.

Musk and Trump have had a rocky relationship, mainly because the former president can be thin-skinned and Musk doesn’t care what Trump thinks. In July, Musk wrote that Trump should “sail away into the sunset.”

Musk also said, “I feel a bit stronger that he is not the right guy. He doesn’t seem to have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States.”

Trump, in turn, has called Musk a “bullshit artist.”

Early in Trump’s presidency, he appointed Musk to two economic advisory councils. Then, after Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, Musk resigned from them.

“Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,” Musk said in a tweet on June 1, 2017.

22 COMMENTS

    • Elon has cut Twitter’s payroll by about 2/3, while the number of twitter just keeps increasing.
      Not exactly how one “loses their shirt”…..

    • Wishful thinking. It’s actually a brilliant move. One does not become the richest man in the world being dumb.

      Instead of doing some sort of start up, by the existing infrastructure. Purge it of the inefficient and over politicized staff, then rebrand an rebuild.

      With the upcoming purges of the digital world due to recession, Musk will have his pick of qualified candidates at bargain basement prices.

      Move it from sky high California to somewhere like Texas, South Dakota, Tennessee. Lower rents, a more favorable business climate and right to work states.

      Adding Trump will generate more clicks. In a e-world where ad revenue is down 25% in some cases, that is gold.

      Lastly, considering all the news coming out of fiscal and ethical mismanagement by the now fired management team, the resulting lawsuits may well get him almost half his money back.

      Not to mention Twitter is more relevant to the overall digital world now that it has been in years.

      Journalists will actually have to work for a change. The Chrissy Tegans of the world will go tell teenagers to kill themselves elsewhere. Activists will have to find a new place to disrupt society.

      If the political and entertainment elite chose mass suicide or fulfill the long overdue promise of leaving fir Canada (both deserve each other), bonus.

  1. Let ‘er rip! We’re about to bottom out! Democratic governments are a joke! Ah, yeah, “We the people!” Hang on to your panties, big boys, you’re about to get a lesson in Stalinism!

  2. I like Musk more and more. He didn’t just reinstate Trump, he took a poll amongst Twitter users and let them decide. I don’t see him losing his shirt. Once he clears out all the useless woke employees and cancels the free lunch, not to mention get rid of the fake accounts held by Bots, he should do fine. I enjoy Twitter now and can say what I feel without being suspended, this will catch on.

  3. Honestly, when you listen to this guy, he sounds like an absolute idiot. Musk is a Tony Stark wannabe. Has 10 children with 9 different women (hmm bad father??) Elon shouldn’t throw stones. He lives in a MASSIVE glass house. He’s a dead beat dad at best.

  4. Trump could at least say Thank you. A thank you to Elon for doing what he is doing a twitter even under democrat ridicule of him as a person. Just like trump, democrats and media and hollywood loved Elon before he buy twitter. Trump can at least say thank you to the american people voting him back under twitters new managment

    • For four years Trump took a 24/7 beating from the mainstream media and all Liberals. Musk didn’t automatically reinstate Trump’s account. He, wisely so, took a poll and tested the waters. The result was favorable, The Donald is back on, and it’s a win for freedom of speech.

  5. Over 51%, and that’s with a lot of the deleted freedom minded accounts having no way of voting.
    Take that government paid censorship commies….

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