Trump Says Truth Social Works Better and won’t rejoin Twitter
Written by Peter Boykin on October 29, 2022
Shared By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist
Trump Says Truth Social ‘Works Better’ and won’t rejoin Twitter
Note: Trump received a lifetime ban from Twitter after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
“I am staying on Truth. I like it better, I like the way it works. I like Elon, but I’m staying on Truth,” Trump told Fox News Digital.
Even though Trump has no plans to return to Twitter, Donald Trump has praised his Truth Social platform amid continuing speculation the former president may be allowed to return to Twitter following Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of the social media site.
In a statement posted on Truth Social, Trump described the platform he created after he was permanently banned from Twitter in the wake of the January 6 attack as “somewhat of a phenomena,” while appearing to suggest he has no desire to return to his previously beloved social media site.
“Last week [Truth Social] had bigger numbers than all other platforms, including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and the rest,” Trump wrote. “It also looks and works better to my eye.
“I don’t think Twitter can be successful without me,”
Trump told Fox News Digital he had saved “a failing operation” when he joined Twitter before becoming president.
“I made Twitter hot 12 years ago, I made Twitter hot,” he said. “And then when they terminated, it became cold, and that’s what happened.”
“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!”
With that said Former President Trump is sticking to his assertion that he won’t be back on Twitter now that it’s owned by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
Since leaving office, Trump launched Truth Social and has used it as his main mode of communicating with his followers. Many Trump supporters and allies had their accounts banned or restricted after the Capitol riot, under the previous Twitter leadership. Others left when Trump’s account was terminated.
Truth’s reach, however, is fraction of Twitter’s, which boasts hundreds of millions of users. Experts and Trump allies have cast doubt on the idea that he would be able to resist the platform, were he allowed back on.
After months of negotiations, Musk completed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, tweeting “the bird is freed,” a nod to his plan to loosen content moderation practices. He then fired the company’s CEO and two other top executives.
When Musk first started mulling purchasing Twitter, Trump signaled he wouldn’t go back.
This is not the first time that Trump has outlined that he does not want to go back to Twitter if allowed to under Musk’s ownership.
In April, Trump declared that he was “going to stay on Truth” as rumors of the billionaire’s takeover first emerged.
“I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on Truth,” Trump said. “The bottom line is, no, I am not going back to Twitter.”
Musk vowed to “reverse the permanent ban” on Trump while speaking to The Financial Times in May, adding that removing the former president from the platform over fears he would incite further violence was a “morally bad decision.”
One of Musk’s first moves as owner of Twitter was to fire a number of top executives, including Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, who was behind the decision to ban the former president from Twitter permanently last January.
The billionaire says he also intends to scrap Twitter’s policy of issuing lifelong bans from the platform, prompting speculation that Trump may be allowed back on.
Note: Let’s see what the future brings and who comes back. I know for myself it would be nice to get my verified account back.
[Source: Newsweek, The Hill]
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