Almost two years after the former US president was barred from the social media site for encouraging violence, Elon Musk has restored Donald Trump‘s account on Twitter.
After Musk, the platform’s new owner, conducted a poll on the social media site, which showed slender support for allowing Trump to return, Trump’s account emerged on Twitter on Saturday.
The question of whether Trump’s account should be resurrected received more than 15 million votes, with a narrow majority of 51.8 percent choosing to do so.
“The people have had their vote. Trump will be re-instated, tweeted Musk.
Donald Trump, though, stated earlier in the day on Saturday that he was not interested in returning to the platform.
When asked by a panel at the annual leadership gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition whether he intended to return to Twitter, the former president responded via video, “I don’t see any reason for it.”
Trump declared he would remain with his new platform Truth Social, an app created by his start-up Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which he claimed was performing “phenomenally well” and had higher user interaction than Twitter.