Donald Trump recovered his Twitter account on Saturday night by decision of the new owner of the network, Elon Musk. The magnate gave the order after submitting the matter to a survey in which 15 million users voted, with the result of 51.8% in favor of reinstating the former president.
"The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei," Musk announced on his official account.
Trump said, however, that he had no interest in returning to Twitter. “I don't see any reason for it,” the former president said via video after being asked by a group of participants at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition if he planned to return.
The Republican leader explained that he would stick with his new platform, Truth Social, which he says enjoys better user engagement than Twitter and works "phenomenonally well."
The former directors of Twitter expelled Trump from the network two days after the assault on the Capitol, perpetrated on January 6, 2021 at his instigation. The measure was motivated by "the risk of greater incitement to violence", in view of the messages that the leader wrote in relation to the insurrection.
In the midst of an internal storm after the troubled purchase operation of the company for 44,000 million dollars, Musk assured on November 2 that he would not allow anyone who had been excluded from Twitter for violating its rules to return without, before, the company develop a clear procedure in this regard.
It was last Friday night - early Saturday morning in Spain - when Musk organized a 24-hour vote to ask Internet users if Trump should return to the platform. The call was answered by 15,085,458 users, of which 51.8% said yes and 48.2% opposed it. Whereupon, Musk ordered the reinstatement of the former president's account.