On Saturday, Elon Musk restored former president Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Trump could have to wait many hours to repost his Truth Social statements on Twitter as per an earlier agreement, but there is an exception that might let him get over this restriction.
After running a poll on Twitter to determine whether or not to reinstate the previous president, Musk made the news on Saturday.
In the end, 51.8 percent of the more than 15 million users who participated in the referendum chose “Yes,” while 48.2 percent opted for “No.”
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk declared following the results. Latin for “the voice of the people, the voice of God” is “Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”
The people have spoken.
Trump will be reinstated.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei. https://t.co/jmkhFuyfkv
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
In January 2021, Trump was initially banned from Twitter.
Since he has frequently stated in the past that he will stay with his own social media network, Truth Social, it is unknown at this time if he will tweet once more.
During a Saturday teleconference address at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting, Trump responded to the survey.
“I’ve always liked him. I got along with him very well during my days as president and got to know him pretty well. … He did put up a poll and I hear it’s very overwhelming, very strong. But I have something called Trump. If you look it’s Trump-owned. But it’s really fantastic: Truth Social,” Trump stated, according to Mediaite.
“And Truth Social is through the roof. It’s doing phenomenally well. … So Truth Social has been very, very powerful, very, very strong. And I’ll be staying there.”
He continued “They have a lot of problems at Twitter. You see what’s going on. It may make it, it may not make it, but the problems are incredible and the engagements are negative. And you have a lot of bots and you have a lot of fake accounts, which I think they should get on. But Truth Social has taken the place for a lot of people and I don’t see them going back onto Twitter.”
The Trump Media & Technology Group established Truth Social in October 2021.
Trump is required by a licensing deal to give Truth Social priority by waiting six hours before sharing the same post on another social media site.
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