Former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was restored on Saturday, after the social media platform’s latest owner, Elon Musk, polled users in regards to the idea.
Musk posted a poll on Twitter asking whether he should reinstate the previous president’s account. The poll elicited over 15 million votes.
Reinstate former President Trump
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022
“The people have spoken. Trump can be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk wrote Saturday night.
The people have spoken.
Trump can be reinstated.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei. https://t.co/jmkhFuyfkv
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
The ultimate vote was 51.8 percent selecting yes and 48.2 percent voting no.
It appears that every one of Trump’s tweets have been restored, but his account now not follows anyone. He also has to regain all of his followers, which reached nearly 1,000,000 inside an hour of his account being restored.
It’s unclear whether Trump plans to make use of Twitter again, after constructing his own social media company, Truth Social.
Trump weighed in on Musk’s poll earlier Saturday, noting that he liked the billionaire’s decision to buy Twitter, but said he didn’t see any reason to return back.
“Truth Social has been very, very powerful, very very strong, and I’ll be staying there,” he said, in an video discussion with the Republican Jewish Coalition. “But I hear we’re getting an enormous vote to also return on Twitter. I don’t see it, because I don’t see any reason for it.”