BACK Donald Trump's account is visible again. The number of subscribers, however, has gone back to zero
Donald Trump's Twitter account. — AFP
The blue bird reconnects with Donald Trump. Elon Musk, the new boss of Twitter, restored on Saturday the account of the former American president, banned from the social network after the assault on the Capitol at the time. Washington in January 2021.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be well,” the entrepreneur on his own account after the result of a survey launched to its subscribers. More than fifteen million responded and 51.8% voted. in favor of the “yes” the return of the Republican politician on the platform. A few minutes after his message, Donald Trump’s account was visible again, the last message dating from January 8, 2021. The number of subscribers, which seems to have gone back to normal. zero, was already to about 300,000 around 1:20 a.m. Paris.
The people have spoken.
Trump will be reinstated.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei. https://t.co/jmkhFuyfkv
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
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Elon Musk had suggested to its launch Friday evening that the result of the survey could influence a decision on the return or not of the former head of state on the social network since he had accompanied him. of the message “Vox Populi, Vox Dei” (The voice of the people is the voice of God). The new boss of Twitter had started this consultation a few hours after having restored, in the name of freedom, expression, other user accounts suspended.
A “morally wrong”ban
Twitter had banned Donald Trump on January 8, 2021, two days after his supporters invaded the Capitol, facing the “risk of further incitement to terrorism. violence.” Elon Musk had already evoked; in May a possible return of the former Republican president, considering that this sanction constituted “a morally bad and senseless decision to the extreme””.
While rejoicing that with Elon Musk, Twitter is “in good hands” in recent days that he would remain on his Truth Social network, even if this platform only offers him a small sounding board compared to Twitter where it had over 88 million subscribers.
When doing a video call on Saturday at a rally of the Coalition of Republican Jews in Las Vegas, Donald Trump greeted the initiative and Elon Musk. “I like it (…). You know, it’s a hell of a lot. character and I love the damn characters,” he said. On the idea of him returning to Twitter, he said: “I don’t think so because I see no reason to.” On Truth Social, he encouraged its subscribers to; “vote with positivity” before adding: “But don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. Truth Social is special.”