Trump stated that he is very pleased that Twitter has been placed in safe hands and will not be managed by Radical Left Lunatics or Maniacs who truly hate the country.
Donald Trump, former president of the United States, praised Friday’s sale of Twitter to Elon Musk but declined to join the platform.
Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, had his $44 billion offer to purchase the company completed late Thursday, after months of speculation and uncertainty.
Trump stated on his Truth Social platform, “I am very pleased that Twitter is now safe and will not be run by Radical Left Lunatics or Maniacs who truly hate our country.”
Musk indicated that he would lift Trump’s Twitter ban. This was in response to the 2021 attack on the US Capitol, which the Republican leader is accused of inciting.
Trump didn’t say whether he planned to return to Twitter exile, and he refused to comment on this issue in a Fox News Digital interview.
Trump said that he liked Musk, and wished him success. He also stated: “I don’t believe Twitter can succeed without me.”
Many observers believe that the 76-year-old real estate magnate will not be able to resist the lure of regaining his online megaphone, on which he once boasted over 80 million followers.
His total Truth Social earnings are just over 4 million, which he started in October 2013.
The race could be affected if he returns to Twitter days before the November 8 midterm elections. He will have a wider audience for his posts demeaning candidates and baselessly claiming fraud in election outcomes he does not like. This is similar to what he did after his defeat in 2020.
Musk tried to assure Twitter employees that he doesn’t intend to rebuild the company completely, but he did fire four executives immediately and talked about making it an authentic “digital square” where people can debate a variety of beliefs.
Trump was an avid and unfiltered tweeter, more than any other leader in the world. He used the @realDonaldTrump account as a cudgel to spread misinformation about the Covid-19 crisis, and the 2020 US elections.
He would sometimes post hundreds of tweets per day, especially when he was caught up in scandals engulfing his presidency.
Several of the incendiary positions held by the president were used in evidence at congressional hearings on the 2021 rebellion.
On January 6, 2021, he tweeted 25 times. He appeared to condone the riot with one provocative tweet.
Twitter shut down the 12-year-old account in January 2021 due to concerns that Trump might use it for “further violence incitement.”