Elon Musk Restores Trump’s Twitter Account: ‘The People Have Spoken’

Twitter’s new owner and CEO Elon Musk has restored the banned account of President Donald Trump.

Musk announced Saturday evening that he will reinstate Trump’s account after millions of users voted on the issue.

As of early Sunday morning, Trump’s account appears to be live.

However, Trump has yet to post again from his newly-reactivated account.

The last post he made was on January 8, 2021, shortly before his account was suspended.

The announcement from Musk comes after more than 15 million people voted in a poll that he posted to his account asking if Trump should be reinstated.

The results of the poll showed that 51.8% said, “yes,” while 48.2% said, “no.”

“The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted.

“Trump will be reinstated.”

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Musk also revealed that the poll had been viewed by 134 million people.

However, Trump has repeatedly stated that he will not come back to the platform even if Musk were to reinstate his account.

When news broke back in April that Musk was going to buy Twitter and take the company private, Trump responded by saying that he would not come back.

Since he was banned on Twitter, Trump started his own rival company Truth Social.

“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,” Trump said.

“The bottom line is, no, I am not going back to Twitter.”

Trump claimed last month that Twitter could not be “successful without” him and that he would not come back to the platform.

“I am staying on Truth,” Trump said late last month.

“I like it better, I like the way it works, I like Elon, but I’m staying on Truth.”

“If I choose to run, I will only use Truth.”

There are also contractual issues at play with Trump using Twitter.

A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that Trump agreed to post all of his posts on Truth Social first and must wait at least six hours before he could post the same message to other social media platforms.

The filing states that “President Trump has agreed to first channel any and all social media communications and posts coming from his personal profile to the Truth Social platform before posting that same social media communication and/or post to any other social media platform that is not Truth Social (collectively, ‘Non-TMTG Social Media’) until the expiration of ‘DJT/TMTG Social Media 6-Hour Exclusive’ which means the period commencing when DJT posts any social media communication onto the Truth Social Platform and ending six (6) hours thereafter; provided that he may post social media communications from his personal profile that specifically relates to political messaging, political fundraising or get-out-the-vote efforts at any time on any Non-TMTG social media platforms.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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