Donald Trump Is Back On Twitter Thanks To Elon Musk & Here's How He Responded
Kanye West has also re-emerged.
On November 18, Musk put out a poll on Twitter asking users if he should reinstate the former U.S. president, and over 15 million people voted, with 51.8% voting yes and a respective 48.2% voting no.
Musk followed up in a tweet, writing, "The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei."
\u201cThe people have spoken. \n\nTrump will be reinstated.\n\nVox Populi, Vox Dei.\u201d— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1668905605
Trump's account is searchable, and users can follow the former leader. Although he hasn't made any tweets on the app as of yet, and according to a statement he made at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting, it doesn't look like he will.
"I do like him. I've always really, you know, he's a character, and I tend to like characters, but he's smart. He did put up a poll, and I hear it's very overwhelming, very strong," said Trump.
Trump continued and said he had his own social media platform Truth Social, which he said is doing "phenomenally well" after he was banned from Twitter following the U.S. Capitol Riots in January 2021.
"I think engagement is much better than it is with Twitter, and I'll be staying there, " said Trump. "I don't see any reason for it. They have a lot of problems at Twitter. You see what's going on. It may make it, it may not make it."
Since Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion, he had turned the place upside down, laying off half of the company's workers and asking the remaining employees to buckle up for long hours or quit.
Kanye West Twitter comeback
In the wake of Trump's return to Twitter, it seems Kanye is once again active on the app.
On Sunday, November 20, West tweeted on his previously restricted account at 12:43 p.m., "Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked."
The rapper could not tweet or interact with other users on the app, although his old tweets and account remained viewable on the site.
On October 28, Musk said that West's account had been restored by Twitter before he bought the app and that he had not been consulted nor informed, according to a tweet.
\u201c@RpsAgainstTrump Ye\u2019s account was restored by Twitter before the acquisition. They did not consult with or inform me.\u201d— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1666981135
West started frequently tweeting on the app again in early November for a few days before going silent for weeks, according to his Twitter feed.
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