Elon Musk has overruled Twitter’s “woke” employees and declared that he “would reverse the permanent ban” of President Donald Trump on the platform.
Musk blasted those at Twitter who pushed for a ban on Trump and so many others, calling the move a “morally bad decision and foolish in the extreme”
He revealed today that he plans to restore many of the accounts that have been unfairly banned by Twitter.
Trump has said he will not go back on Twitter and will stay on his own network, Truth Social.
However, he may find Twitter irresistible as he used it to set the news agenda for years.
“I think it was a morally bad decision to be clear and foolish in the extreme,” Musk said today while speaking at the Financial Times’s “Future of the Car” event.
“I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump,” he continued.
“I think that was a mistake.
“It alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice.
“I would reverse the permanent ban.
“I don’t own Twitter yet.
“So this is not like a thing that will definitely happen, because what if I don’t own Twitter?”
Elon Musk: “I would reverse” President Trump’s ban from Twitter
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 10, 2022
JUST IN – Elon Musk says he would reverse Trump’s suspension from Twitter, adds that the ban was “morally wrong” and “flat out stupid.”
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) May 10, 2022
From The Hill:
Twitter permanently banned Trump shortly after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol, saying that the then-president’s posts on the platform could encourage more violence.
Musk and Twitter agreed to a deal for the Tesla CEO to buy all outstanding shares of the company in a deal worth roughly $44 billion late last month.