Following Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, 45th President Donald J. Trump broke his silence on the deal. He wrote on Truth Social about Musk’s Twitter overhaul, saying he is “very happy” for the Tesla billionaire. Trump owns Truth Social, which is a new social media platform to fight back against attacks on free speech. Musk is attempting a similar endeavor with Twitter after censorship has gone out-of-control.
The 45th President wrote, “TRUTH SOCIAL has become somewhat of a phenomena. Last week it had bigger numbers than all other platforms, including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and the rest. It also looks and works better to my eye.”
He continued, “I am very happy that Twitter is now in sane hands, and will no longer be run by Radical Left Lunatics and Maniacs that truly hate our country. Twitter must now work hard to rid itself of all of the bots and fake accounts that have hurt it so badly. It will be much smaller, but better. I LOVE TRUTH!”
American Military News notes:
Musk has criticized Twitter’s content moderation and permanent user bans under the platforms past ownership and specifically said “it was not correct to ban Donald Trump.”
Twitter locked an account associated with Trump’s campaign in the lead up to the 2020 election and then locked Trump’s personal account on Jan. 6, 2021 until he deleted multiple tweets. One of the tweets was a video message in which Trump called for people who had stormed the U.S. Capitol that day to go home, while also reiterating his dispute of the election results.
On Jan. 8, 2021, Twitter permanently suspended Trump’s account after he tweeted, “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” and “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Musk has now fired many key Twitter staff, including the CEO, CFO, and those responsible for the Trump ban. Trump is likely to have his official Twitter account restored soon.