‘Truth Social has been very, very powerful’: Donald Trump says he won’t return to Elon Musk’s Twitter
Former President Trump’s Twitter account has been restored to Twitter following a record poll by new owner Elon Musk, but Trump says he won’t be returning. Trump said, “Truth Social has been very, very powerful, very, very strong, and I’m going to stay there.”
Bloomberg reports that following a poll released by new Twitter owner Elon Musk, former President Donald Trump’s account on the platform has been restored. However, Trump does not plan to return to the website anytime soon.
In an initial response to Musk’s poll on whether to reinstate Trump’s Twitter account, the former president said he sees “a lot of problems on Twitter” and will stay on his own social media platform, TruthSocial.
Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting in Las Vegas via video link, Trump said, “I hear we’re getting a big vote to come back to Twitter as well. I don’t see it because I don’t see any reason for it. It may do it, it may not.
Trump said Truth Social, the platform he launched after he was banned from Twitter during the US Capitol breach on January 6, 2021, “has taken the place of a lot of people, and I don’t see them going back on Twitter. ”
Musk’s poll ended with 15 million votes with 51.8% voting in favor of reinstating Trump. “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk tweeted. Musk further noted that the poll was affected by “bots” and suggested there was a need to “clean up” Twitter polls.
The armies of robots and trolls may soon run out of steam. Some interesting lessons to clean up future elections.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022
On Saturday, Trump said he supported Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter, but the platform’s problems were “terrible,” with issues including negative engagement and fake accounts.
“Truth Social has been very, very powerful, very, very strong, and I will stay there,” Trump told the audience.
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Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering free speech and online censorship issues. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan