Elon Musk has confirmed Donald Trump’s Twitter account “will be reinstated”. The Tesla CEO, who took over Twitter last month, revealed that the 45th President would be able to return to the social media platform after he conducted a poll. Mr Musk’s poll found that 52 percent of respondents supported Mr Trump’s return to Twitter and 48 percent opposed the move.
Responding to the result, Mr Musk wrote: “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”
The final sentence, which is written in Latin, means “the voice of the people, the voice of God”.
Mr Musk completed his $44billion (£38billion) at the end of October after months of toing and froing between the Tesla CEO and social media platform.
He has been mulling over restoring certain Twitter accounts for some time but recently claimed that “no major content decisions or account reinstatement will happen before” he convenes his content moderation council.
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Speaking to the Financial Times some months ago about the previous decision to ban the 45th President, the Tesla CEO said: “I think that if there are tweets that are wrong and bad those should be either deleted or made invisible and a temporary suspension is appropriate but not a permanent ban.”
Mr Trump’s Twitter account @realdonaldtrump, which was “permanently banned” shortly after riots on January 6, has already been restored.
Twitter ruled Mr Trump’s tweets when Congress was seeking to certify his 2020 election defeat could “risk of further incitement of violence”.
However, the former President’s followers have dwindled from 88.7million to just 144,000.
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He said: “I hear we’re getting a big vote to also go back on Twitter.
“I don’t see it because I don’t see any reason for it.”
Mr Trump added: “It may make it, it may not make it.”
According to the Telegraph, the 45th President is unlikely to rejoin Twitter as his rages “alienated” many suburban women voters and “ultimately” cost him re-election.
Mr Trump officially entered the race for the White House in 2024 earlier this week.