Former US President Donald Trump has returned to Twitter, a day after the microblogging site’s new owner, Elon Musk, polled users on whether Trump should be reinstated.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk tweeted. Musk used the Latin phrase, “Vox Populi, Vox Dei”, which literally translates as “the voice of the people is the voice of God”.
Details about Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been restored following Musk’s ‘voice of the people’ poll
Trump’s Twitter account returned shortly after Musk’s statement.
Elon Musk conducted a Twitter poll. “Reinstatement of former President Trump?” he inquired. The results showed a small margin between those who supported his return to the microblogging site and those who opposed it. 51.8 percent of people want the former US president to return to Twitter.
Previously, Musk restored accounts associated with conservative media personality Jordan Peterson and the satirical website Babylon Bee. These reinstatements follow Musk’s announcement last month that Twitter will form a content moderation council with “widely diverse viewpoints.” “No major content decisions or account reinstatements will take place before that council convenes,” he continued.
Elon Musk conducted this poll during a period when Twitter has been plagued by retrenchment and exits. Almost half of the employees have been asked to leave less than three weeks following Musk’s takeover.
Donald Trump, who was banned from Twitter for encouraging violence, stated that he had no intention of returning.
“I don’t see any reason for it,” the former president replied when a panel at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership gathering asked if he wanted to return to Twitter.
He stated he would remain with Truth Social, the program established by his Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) business, which he said had higher user engagement than Twitter and was performing “phenomenally well.”