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Trump ignores Twitter after Elon reinstates him

by Jericho Zafra

“I don’t see any reason for it.”

This was how former US President Donald Trump responded to Twitter’s reactivation of his account on Saturday, saying that he had no interest in going back to the microblogging site despite the majority of Twitter poll voters favoring his return.

Twitter chief Elon Musk decided to restore the former US president’s account after hosting a quick poll on the site. About 52 percent of the respondents supported bringing Trump back. Trump, though, has yet to resume tweeting. 

“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated, Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted.

Despite this, the former president seems unmoved by the Twitter CEO’s decision to reinstatement him on the site.

“I don’t see any reason for it,” said Trump in a television interview.

Over 87 million people are following Trump on Twitter. The most recent tweet he posted was on January 8, 2021, before he was banned entirely from the site. Trump’s membership on the platform was suspended following accusations that he circulated misleading information regarding the 2020 US elections.

Twitter banned Trump’s account after finding that his tweets violated its glorification of violence policy. It said the tweets “encourage[d] and inspire[d] people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.”

Before Trump’s reinstatement, Musk received criticism online because of his controversial policies, including payment options to obtain blue badges, which led to the verification of fake, imposter accounts like those of “Jesus” and “Satan.”

Musk also fired Twitter employees and caused the exodus of many workers. 

Aside from Trump, Kanye West and Andrew Tate were among the other personalities Musk has unbanned on his platform.

Photo Credit: Trump White House Archived’s YouTube Channel

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