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After nearly two years of being off Twitter, Elon Musk announced that he will reinstate former president Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” he tweeted.
The people have spoken.
Trump will be reinstated.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei. https://t.co/jmkhFuyfkv
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
The news comes after a poll he posted on Friday asking Twitter users if he should be allowed back after being barred from the platform following Tweets he posted on Jan. 6, 2021. Twitter kicked him off the platform, citing that “his posts had the risk of inciting violence,” The New York Times reported.
Reinstate former President Trump
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022
The poll revealed that 52% of users who answered the poll were in favor of reinstating the former president, per The Washington Post.
Musk has long argued he doesn’t think Trump should have been taken down in the first place.
Has Trump tweeted anything yet?
A Twitter account with Trump’s handle showed up on Saturday, and has slowly been gaining more followers, but no new tweets yet.
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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News