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Elon Musk Reinstates Donald Trump on Twitter

The much-anticipated decision from the new owner sets the stage for the former president’s return to the social media platform, where he was previously its most influential, if controversial, user. With almost 90 million followers, his tweets often moved the markets, set the news cycle and drove the agenda in Washington. Trump has previously said he would remain on his platform, Truth Social, instead of rejoining Twitter, but a change in his approach could hold major political implications. The former president announced this month that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, aiming to become only the second commander in chief ever elected to two nonconsecutive terms. 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.

Donald Trump’s permanent ban from Twitter has officially been lifted by Elon Musk. At the time of his ban — February 8, 2021 — Trump had one of the biggest followings on the platform with 88 million followers. A prominent user, Trump tweeted over 57,000 times at the time of his banning and has since been active on his Truth Social platform where he has 4.5 million followers.

The choice was decided in a poll by Musk where he asked if the former president should be reinstated on Twitter. With over 15 million votes, Trump was barely brought back with just a 51.8% voting favor. Musk confirmed the news with, “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated.” He also revealed that a total of 134 million saw the poll. Check out below to see how Twitter is taking the revival of Donald Trump’s Twitter account.

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“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.”