Trump won’t be back on Twitter even after Musk takeover — Analysis
Former US President, who was famously blocked from Twitter, has stated that he would stick to his TRUTH Social platform.
The 45th US President Donald Trump has no intention of coming back to Twitter, even after the platform’s acquisition by Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk that was announced on Monday.
Trump said to Fox News that instead of making his social media comeback, he’ll be using TRUTH Social (his own platform) in the next days.
“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,”Trump spoke to the cable channel on Monday. “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on TRUTH.”
Let’s just say that I won’t be going back to Twitter.
Trump’s own platform launched back in February, but he has yet to make an appearance there. Fox News reported Trump said he would start. “truthing”The next seven days will be yours.
This real estate mogul became a Republican president by using his social media presence. In 2016, he defeated both the GOP establishment, and later, Democrat Hillary Clinton. He continued to use his personal Twitter account after taking office, prompting one federal judge to rule he’s not allowed to block critics.
However, Twitter took over following the January 6, 2021 Riot at the US Capitol. “permanently suspended”Trump said that his tweets could be misinterpreted by some as an incitement for violence. Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook quickly followed his lead.
Citing Twitter’s censorship of the satirical site Babylon Bee, Elon Musk made an offer to buy the platform earlier this month. Even though the Twitter board rejected it initially, it tried to insert an a “poison pill”They made provision for the head of it and said Monday that they would consider his offer to buy him out for $44 Billion.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,”Musk stated this in a statement that announced the purchase. Restoring the accounts censored on political grounds over the years – including Trump – is among the top requests Musk is currently getting on Twitter.
The former US President reminisced earlier this month about “pretty good fights”He said that he had been collaborating with Democrats via Twitter but that it has now been purged. “a lot of good voices … a lot of their conservative voices”Over the years, it has evolved to be “very boring”This is the result. Trump stated that he “probably wouldn’t have any interest”In coming back.
Asked about Musk’s purchase of Twitter on Monday, Trump told Fox that he sees it as “good” but not competition to what he’s doing.
“This is a platform for my voice. TRUTH is a platform for my voice and for my supporters,” TRump stated, adding that everyone should join. “conservatives, liberals, whatever.”