Trump Says He Won’t Join Twitter Even After Elon Musk Takeover, He’ll Stay On Truth Social
Worried about all the possible changes coming to Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover?
Well, if one of your concerns is the return of former President Donald Trump’s tweets, you may have nothing to worry about…if Trump himself is to be believed.
According to FoxNewsTrump told the outlet he would not be returning to Twitter, opting instead to stay on Truth Social, his social media platform on which he has so far only posted once, ahead of its launch. official.
“I’m not going to Twitter, I’m going to stay on TRUTH,” Trump told Fox News when contacted by the outlet.
Trump was permanently banned of the platform on January 8, 2021 for violating the platform’s policies regarding incitement to violence due to his behavior on the social network during the Capitol Riot on January 6 two days earlier.
However, Trump wished Musk luck, according to Fox News.
“I hope Elon buys Twitter because he will improve it and he’s a good man, but I’m going to stick with TRUTH,” Trump said, before outlining his platform.
“We’re hosting millions of people, and what we’re seeing is the response on TRUTH is much better than on Twitter,” he shared with Fox News. “Twitter has bots and fake accounts, and we’re doing everything we can. Ultimately, no, I’m not going back to Twitter.”
Fox News says Trump also told the outlet that he will start “TRUTH,” or in fact using his social media platform, sometime next week. Trump being exclusive to Truth Social appears to be a major selling point on which the platform will market itself.
Conservative social media users and right-wing influencers have gloated in recent weeks at the prospect of Elon Musk acquiring Twitter and possibly reinstating Trump’s account. Musk can still unfreeze Trump’s account, of course. But, if Trump is to be believed, the former president is not considering using it.
However, Truth Social has reportedly been restless over the past few weeks. Trump mentioned that his platform was accumulating millions of users, but the only people who seem to have high engagements are major right-wing figures such as Dan Bongino. Average consumer downloads and usage have dropped. Top tech executives have also resigned of the society.
Can Trump stay off Twitter if he has the chance to come back? Will he actually start using his Truth Social account? He is unlikely to be able to stay away from the masses on Twitter, but he can also benefit from the success of Truth Social.
Twitter users who feared Trump’s return, however, can breathe a sigh of relief… at least for now.