So far, there have been crickets from former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account – not a single tweet has been sent yet – since the social media company’s new CEO, Elon Musk, reactivated the account Saturday night.
Musk tweeted a poll asking users if they thought he should reintroduce it.
After 15 million votes, Saturday night’s results showed that 51.8% of the vote was in favor.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,”Musk tweeted. It is Latin, which translates to “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
Trump’s account was indefinitely banned following the deadly January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, which also injured more than 130 police officers, over allegedly inciting the insurrection. Trump’s timeline reads like a time capsule, frozen on Jan. 8, 2021. With warning messages attached, his tweets misinformation or disinformation about 2020 presidential election are still visible.
Trump has indicated he’d prefer to stay on his own Truth Social platform. At this point, it’s unclear if he will return to his nearly 90 million Twitter followers. Trump was reportedly asked about the lifting of the ban during a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting. “They have a lot of problems,”Musk was referring to the problems that plagued the platform ever since Musk took over. “You see what’s going on. It may make it, it may not make it.”
KanyeWest, who was previously banned for making anti-semetic statements, also made a comeback on Sunday. “Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked.”