SAN FRANCISCO – Following a survey conducted by Elon Musk, in which a slim majority of respondents favoured the action, Donald Trump‘s infamous Twitter account was reactivated on Saturday, days after the former US president announced another run for the White House.
Trump’s account was blocked from the site at the beginning of the year because of his participation in the mob of his followers’ attack on the US Capitol on January 6 in an effort to rig the 2020 election.
“Everyone has had their say. Trump’s reelection will occur, “The 24-hour Twitter poll on Musk’s account came to an end shortly after Musk tweeted.
He continued, saying, “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” a Latin proverb that he had previously posted on Friday and which means, “The voice of the people is the voice of God.”
Out of the 237 million daily users of Twitter, more than 15 million people cast votes on whether to reinstate the contentious profile, with 51.8 percent voting in favor and 48.2 percent voting against.
During his presidency, Trump delighted in using Twitter as a voice, tweeting policy announcements, criticizing political adversaries, and interacting with supporters. At the time his account was stopped, he had more than 88 million subscribers.
Several of his political friends highlighted his return on Saturday.
Paul Gosar, a Republican in the House, tweeted, “Welcome back, @realdonaldtrump.”
Musk’s poll, which the billionaire Twitter CEO released on Friday, asks for a straightforward “yes” or “no” response to the words “Reinstate former President Trump.”
“Interesting to watch Twitter Trump poll!” In a barrage of tweets sent out early on Saturday, the controversial and feisty new owner of the one-to-many messaging service pondered.
He has previously asked followers if he should sell stock in his electric car firm Tesla. He sold more than $1 billion worth of shares in response to the poll.