Twitter has restored Donald Trump handle after Musk poll!
The platform’s new owner Elon Musk ran a poll in which a narrow majority of voters supported the move to reinstate former US president’s account.
The polls result showed, more than 15 million people — out of 237 million daily Twitter users — voted on whether to reinstate the controversial profile, with 51.8 per cent in favour and 48.2pc against.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk tweeted, shortly after the 24-hour poll ended.
“Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” he added, repeating a Latin adage he posted Friday meaning “the voice of the people is the voice of God”.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022
Trump had more than 88 million users when his account was suspended last year.
Twitter banned President Donald Trump’s account citing “the risk of further incitement of violence,” for his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol by a mob of his supporters seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
On the other hand, Trump said that he would not return to the popular platform but instead remain on his own network, Truth Social, launched after he was banned from Twitter.
Appearing via video at a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas on Saturday, Trump said he welcomed the poll and was a fan of Musk, but appeared to reject any return.
“He did put up a poll and it was very overwhelming […] but I have something called […] Truth Social,” he said.
Trump (as to whether he would return to the platform) said : “I don’t see it because I don’t see any reason for it.”