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Elon Musk Reinstates Donald Trump on Twitter After User Vote

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As Elon Musk began making Twitter his own over the course of the last few weeks, there has been a great deal of turbulence within the platforms employee pool.  Namely, a whole slew of rather important figures within the company are leaving amid rumors that the social network could soon be filing for bankruptcy.

Musk, who has long been known for his blatant eccentricity, is now looking to reinstate a number of previously banned users – including former President Donald Trump.

Elon Musk reinstated the Twitter account of former President Donald Trump on Saturday night.

“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, which is a Latin phrase that means “the voice of the people, the voice of God.”

Trump’s account was reinstated after Musk posted an online poll Friday asking users on Twitter if he should unban the former president. Trump himself posted on his own social media platform, Truth Social, urging his supporters to vote for him in the poll, which he ultimately won.

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The final result was 51.8% of users voting yes and 48.2% voting no.

But Trump wasn’t ready to return just yet.

Trump said earlier Saturday that he would not return to Twitter if reinstated when asked about Musk’s recent poll about his banned account.

“Truth Social is through the roof, it’s doing phenomenally well,” Trump said of his own fledgling social media company. “And I’ll be staying there.”

Trump announced his 2024 presidential candidacy last nearly a week ago, and having Twitter at his disposal, (if he chooses to use it), could help the presumptive GOP nominee garner the political attention he’ll need in the coming months.

 

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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