Posted on10. May 2022, 20:33
Future Twitter owner Elon Musk said Tuesday he would let the former US president return to the social media platform.
Donald Trump will likely be able to tweet again soon: Elon Musk said on May 10 that he plans to lift the Twitter ban against the former US president.
“I think it was an unethical decision, to put it bluntly and extremely stupid,” said Musk.
The short message service banned Trump after storming the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Elon Musk wants to lift ban on former US President Donald Trump from Twitter.
Musk considers the ban to be “morally wrong and just plain stupid.”
Twitter banned Trump after storming the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Former President Donald Trump may hope to return to Twitter ahead of the White House race in 2024. Tech billionaire Elon Musk, who is in the process of hijacking Twitter, would let Trump return to the platform. The decision to ban Trump was “morally wrong and just plain stupid,” Musk said in a video interview on Tuesday at the Financial Times conference.
Trump was banned from Twitter after expressing sympathy for his supporters who stormed the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021. In the previous weeks, Trump has fueled sentiment with unsubstantiated claims that his election victory with Joe Biden was stolen in a fraudulent manner.
“A large part of the population did not agree with the ban”
Trump recently said he doesn’t want to go back to Twitter even if he could. Being on the platform, where he used to have over 80 million followers, may be important for his possible candidacy in the presidential election in 2024. Trump was very actively using Twitter to mobilize his followers and create an atmosphere. He is trying to set up his own social platform, which is struggling with the problems of start-ups.
Musk said the ban on Trump on Twitter was a mistake as large sections of the American public disagreed with it. And it didn’t mean that the former president was no longer able to be heard.
It will be a while before it becomes clear if Musk will actually get Twitter. The head of electric car maker Tesla has agreed a deal worth around $ 44 billion with Twitter’s board, but is still dependent on enough shareholders to cede their shares to him. Twitter and Musk plan to finalize the acquisition by the end of the year.
(DPA / cube)