Trump is back on Twitter, Elon Musk says ‘people have spoken’

It wasn’t long before Twitter owner Elon Musk reinstated former President Donald Trump after a nearly two-year ban from the platform. Musk released a poll Friday night that was completed within 24 hours. Then, on Saturday night, Musk said the results speak for themselves.

“People have spoken,” Musk said about six minutes after the poll ended. “Trump is reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”

That last line was tweeted by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a leftist who was among the more than 15 million accounts that took part in the poll. Translated it means “voice of the people, voice of God”.

“I have already voted to allow Trump to use Twitter. The Statue of Liberty cannot remain an empty symbol,” López Obrador wrote in a retweet.

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US President Donald Trump’s suspended Twitter account is seen on a laptop screen January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Citing the risk of further incitement to violence following an attempted riot on Wednesday, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account. Trump’s Twitter was reportedly restored by Elon Musk on November 19, 2022.
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Here’s the poll Musk sent Friday night.

Musk announced his poll had 134 million views as of 6:07 p.m. Saturday, about an hour and a half before the end.

The results? More than half of voters think he should get his Twitter account back, but the percentage margin was slim. Here are the results of Musk’s poll, which began Friday at 7:47 p.m. ET and ended exactly 24 hours later.

51.8% – Yes
48.2% – No
15.085.458 overall agree

Responding to the poll, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed her opinion on keeping the former president off the platform.

“Idk man, last time he was here, this platform was used to start a riot, several people died, the Vice President of the United States was nearly assassinated and hundreds were injured, but I don’t think that’s enough to stop the to answer question. Twitter poll is,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

news week has reached out to both Trump’s press team and Twitter for comment.

This is an evolving story. Trump is back on Twitter, Elon Musk says ‘people have spoken’

Rick Schindler

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