Leftists were furious when Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a deal to purchase Twitter for $44 billion.
But no one saw this coming.
And Donald Trump just threw this big curveball into Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter.
When Musk announced he was purchasing Twitter, he told the world that Twitter would now serve as a platform for global free speech.
Musk argued that free speech and the right to express oneself was vital for the future of both democracy and human civilization.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk wrote. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.”
Musk’s purchase of Twitter, as well as his support for free speech, led to the obvious question of whether the company would reinstate banned accounts that ran afoul of its previous censorship regime.
Of course, the most famous Twitter account of them all was Donald Trump’s.
Twitter banned Trump in the wake of the events of January 6.
One of the main questions hovering over Musk’s takeover of Twitter is if he would reinstate Trump’s account.
Donald Trump put any speculation about a return to Twitter to bed in an interview with Fox News Digital.
Trump told Fox News that he would not be returning to Twitter, and would instead make his social media home on his own platform, TRUTH Social.
“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on TRUTH.”
Trump cited what he said was the superior user experience for why he would remain on TRUTH.
“We’re taking in millions of people, and what we’re finding is that the response on TRUTH is much better than being on Twitter,” Trump stated. “Twitter has bots and fake accounts, and we are doing everything we can.”
“The bottom line is, no, I am not going back to Twitter,” Trump continued.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.