Elon Musk restored the Twitter account of former President Donald Trump on Saturday. The billionaire owner of Twitter asked his followers this question in a poll. Elon Musk wrote in a tweet using the Latin phrase, “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox populi, vox Dei,” which means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
The announcement came a day after Elon Musk polled his followers with a simple prompt to reinstate Trump. As of Saturday evening 51.8% of respondents to the poll voted yes, while 48.2% voted no. Twitter and representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
The reinstatement comes nearly two years after Trump was removed from the stage following the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. Trump’s return was widely anticipated on Twitter after Tesla CEO Elon Musk closed a $44 billion deal to buy the company.
The people have spoken.
Trump will be reinstated.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei. https://t.co/jmkhFuyfkv
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
Elon Musk told the Financial Times conference in May I think it was not right to ban Donald Trump. I think it was a mistake. It isolated the country and it had no consequences for Donald Trump. I think it was a morally bad decision and extremely stupid.
He said that if he owned Twitter he would overturn Paramaban. Soon after finalizing the purchase Elon Musk fired four top Twitter executives including CEO Parag Agarwal and head of legal and public policy Vijaya Gadde.
As the person in charge of legal and policy matters at the site, Gadde has been most closely associated with the company’s decision to ban Trump following the Capitol riot according to The Guardian.
Twitter said in a statement at the time, After closely reviewing recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context surrounding them, we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further inciting violence.
Although the former president’s access to Twitter has been restored it is unclear whether he would like to return. I’m not going to Twitter I’m going to stick to the truth, Trump told Fox News in April referring to the Truth Social website. I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll improve it and he’s a good person but I’ll stick to the truth.
The bottom line is, no, I’m not going back to Twitter he said. On Saturday, before announcing the reinstatement, Trump shared a link to Musk’s poll on Truth Social, saying: Vote with positivity now, but don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. Truth Social is special.
Trump’s critics have speculated that if he does return to Twitter, he will use it as a megaphone to spread election conspiracy theories, attack election officials and members of the judiciary, and possibly incite his followers to violence. Can be used. Will continue to use the platform. The former president says he was the true winner of the 2020 election. This is despite the fact that his legal team and GOP allies lost nearly every case they fought in battleground states that Joe Biden won.
Trump’s last attempt to steal the election comes on January 6, 2021, the day Congress is set to certify Biden’s victory. At a Save America rally shortly before a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, Trump urged thousands of his frenzied supporters to fight like hell, adding, If you don’t fight like hell, you don’t We do.
At least five people died as a result of the Capitol siege, and Trump is now at the center of several escalating federal and state criminal investigations into the riots. I think you’re going to have problems in this country the likes of which we’ve probably never seen before, the former president said.
The former president, who now heads the small but Twitter-like site Truth Social, has celebrated Musk’s takeover. A day after Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase was finalized, Trump wrote on TruthSocial, “I’m so glad Twitter is now in wiser hands, and will no longer be run by radical left-wing lunatics and lunatics who really care about us.
destroying the country. Twitter must now find itself working hard to rid itself of all the bots and fake accounts that have hurt it so badly. It will be smaller, but it will be better.