The Twitter account of former US President Donald Trump has been reinstated on the platform.
Glamsquad recalls that Donald Trump’s account was banned following January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
Twitter CEO and new owner, Elon Musk posted a poll on Twitter on Friday night, 18th November asking the platform’s users if Trump should be reinstated.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk tweeted Saturday night. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Latin for “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
The final poll results on Saturday night showed 51.8% in favor and 48.2% opposed. The poll included 15 million votes.
The much-anticipated decision from Musk sets the stage for the former president’s return to the social media platform where he was previously its most influential, and most controversial user.
With almost 90 million followers, Trump’s tweets moved the markets and set the news cycle.
Trump lost all followers after his account was taken down but was followed by millions of Twitter users, hours after his account was reinstated. As of now, his followers stand at 9.3 million and counting.
Asked on Saturday what he thought of Musk purchasing Twitter and his own future on the platform, Trump praised Musk but questioned whether the site would survive its current crises.
“They have a lot of problems,” Trump said in Las Vegas at the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting. “You see what’s going on. It may make it, it may not make it.”
Still, Trump said he liked Musk and “liked that he bought (Twitter.)”
“He’s a character and I tend to like characters,” the former president said of Musk. “But he’s smart.”