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 former president will soon return to the social media network where he was once its most prominent and divisive user thanks to Elon Musk’s much awaited decision.
Trump’s tweets, which he sent to his nearly 90 million followers, influenced the markets and the news cycle.
After his account was suspended, Trump lost all of his followers, but hours later, millions of Twitter users were still following him. His fans currently number 9.3 million and are still growing.
Trump had earlier in the day seemed less than enthusiastic and declared he would stay on his platform, Truth Social, rather than re-join 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.
A shift in strategy, however, may have significant political ramifications given that he just declared his intention to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 with the goal of being just the second president to be elected to two nonconsecutive terms.
When questioned on Saturday about Musk’s acquisition of Twitter and his own future on the service, Trump applauded Musk but expressed doubt that the website would survive its current issues.
At the Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas, Trump stated, “They have a lot of problems.” “You can see what’s happening. It might succeed or it might not.
Trump nonetheless claimed to like Musk and to “like that he bought (Twitter).”
The former president characterized Musk as “a character, and I tend to like characters.” But he is intelligent.