The day after Elon Musk‘s $44 billion takeover of Twitter became official overnight, former president Donald Trump stated he is “very happy that Twitter is now in reasonable hands.” Insisting that he intends to stick with his newly launched social media network.
Truth Social, Trump — who was permanently banned by Twitter for what the company claimed was his role in inciting violence during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 — made no mention of returning to the service.
“TRUTH SOCIAL is starting to take on a life of its own. According to Trump’s post on Truth Social, it had more users last week than any other network, including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and the rest. “To my eye, it also looks and functions better.”
Trump’s lifetime ban will be overturned, according to Musk, who would likely lead Twitter. Trump stated, “I am extremely delighted that Twitter is now in sane hands, and won’t be ruled by Radical Left Lunatics and Maniacs that truly hate our nation.
Now that bots and phony accounts have damaged Twitter so severely, it must work hard to get rid of them completely. Although considerably smaller, it will be better. TRUTH IS MY LOVE! A number of veteran top Twitter executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and Vijaya Gadde, director of legal policy, trust, and safety for the platform, were immediately sacked when Musk’s purchase of Twitter concluded late Thursday.
Shortly after #ElonMusk took control of Twitter, some conservatives wasted no time to jump on the platform and recirculate long-debunked conspiracy theories in an attempt to ‘test’ whether Twitter’s policies on misinformation were still being enforced. https://t.co/YiKN1JJRbu
— Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) October 29, 2022
Musk is also the founder of Tesla and SpaceX. Musk tweeted “the bird is liberated” at 11:49 p.m. ET. Trump stayed mum about his future on Twitter in the following interview with Fox News Digital. I’m staying with Truth, he declared. I prefer it, I like how it operates, and I like Elon, but I’m sticking with Truth.
A beautiful thing about Twitter is how it empowers citizen journalism – people are able to disseminate news without an establishment bias
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2022
Without me, I don’t think Twitter can succeed, Trump continued. “12 years ago, I turned Twitter into a popular platform. When they fired, it turned frigid, and that is what transpired. Friday afternoon, Musk tweeted a response in which he stated that the organization “will be assembling a content moderation council with broadly different opinions” and promised that “no major content judgments or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.”