Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been restored by Elon Musk

The new boss of the blue bird social network made this announcement after launching a survey of its subscribers.

The people have spoken. Trump will be brought back“. So the return of Donald Trump to Twitter was announced this Saturday, November 19 by his new boss, Elon Musk, after the results of a survey launched among his subscribers. More than fifteen million responded and 51.8% voted in favor in “yeswhen the Republican politician returns to the platform.

Minutes after Elon Musk’s message, Donald Trump’s account was seen again, the last tweet dated January 8, 2021. The number of subscribers was erratic, rising for less than two hours to 3 million before dropping suddenly. At 9 am Paris time on Sunday, the former American president found 25 million subscribers. He has 4.57 million on Truth Social, the network he launched after he was fired from Twitter.

At the head of the social network for three weeks, the multi-billionaire owner of Tesla and SpaceX in particular suggested at the launch of the survey on Friday night that its result could influence a decision on the return or not of former head of state on Twitter as he accompanied it with the message “Vox Populi vox dei(The voice of the people is the voice of God). In the name of free speech, he reinstated several other suspended user accounts on Friday.

Shortly after the finalization of the acquisition of the platform for 44 billion dollars at the end of October, the leader assured that no major decision on the contents or reactivation of the account will take place without the intervention of a dedicated council. A move intended, among other things, to reassure advertisers, the group’s main source of income. He has not indicated publicly whether this council has been established.

Donald Trump is sticking with Truth Social

Twitter banned Donald Trump on January 8, 2021, two days after his supporters stormed the Capitol, facing “risk of further incitement to violence“. Considering that this punishment constitutes “a morally wrong and senseless decision in the extreme“, Elon Musk mentioned in May the possible return of the former Republican president to the platform.

Although many associations, authorities and advertisers fear that the content is no longer sufficiently moderated in the social network, which gives freedom to false information, harassment and other abuses, the businessman is expected to turn to subject. “You betray our democracy“, reacted, on Twitter, the president of the civil rights organization NAACP Derrick Johnson, confirming that the subscribers of Elon Musk “don’t represent america“.

The restoration of Donald Trump’s account is expected to cause waves in American society and politics, especially since he is once again in the race for the White House for 2024. While celebrating that with Elon Musk , Twitter is either “in good hands“, however, Donald Trump has said in recent days that he will remain in his Truth Social network, even though this platform only offers him a small sounding board compared to Twitter where he has more than 88 million subscribers.

In a video intervention on Saturday at a rally of the Coalition of Republican Jews in Las Vegas, the Republican candidate welcomed the initiative, and Elon Musk. “I like this. You know he’s a hell of a character and I want a hell of a character“. On Truth Social, he urged his subscribers to “vote positively» before adding: «But don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. Truth Social is special.»

A decision that pleased his political allies

The decision to bring Donald Trump back to Twitter is in any case likely to create a little more turmoil within the company, which has been rocked hard since Elon Musk took over. He left his mark by removing the main group leaders on his first day before embarking on a massive social plan.

The announcement of Donald Trump’s return to Twitter, on the other hand, was welcomed by his political allies, particularly in Congress. “Welcome back @realdonaldtrump!tweeted Republican Paul Gosar, a member of the House of Representatives. “Anyone who thinks President Trump won’t win the 2024 primary is kidding themselves“, tweeted Marjorie Taylor Greene, another Republican parliamentarian who is a staunch supporter of the former president.

On the other hand, Republican Liz Cheney, who has become a sworn enemy of Donald Trump, reacted to the news by referring her Twitter followers to a video showing one of the hearings conducted by commission of inquiries launched after the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, of which he is co-chair. “With Trump back on Twitter, it’s a good time to watch that January 6 hearing.“, he tweeted. “It concerns every one of the tweets Trump has sent, including those that have been deleted, and shows several White House officials describing his inexcusable behavior during the violence.“, he added.

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