As a response to new CEO Elon Musk unbanning and reinstating his account on the titanic social media platform this past Saturday, former President Donald Trump claimed that he just did not “see any reason” to move back over to the platform.
Trump issued his statement when he made a short appearance at the annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition after the CEO of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Matt Brooks, stated to the former president that Musk was hosting a poll regarding whether or not he should allow former president Donald Trump to once again use the platform.
“I don’t know if you’ve been following. Twitter is blowing up today: Elon Musk posted a poll that had over 13 million respondents so far, asking whether or not you should be reinstated on Twitter,” stated Brooks. “My question to you is what do you think about Elon Musk buying Twitter? And if you are reinstated, will we see you back on Twitter again?”
“I don’t see any reason for it. There are a lot of problems in Twitter, you see what’s going on,” he went on. “They may or may not make it but the problems are terrible. The engagements are negative. And you have a lot of bots and you have a lot of fake accounts.”
Trump spotlighted a claim that his own social media platform was “through the roof” and all around “doing phenomenally well.”
This past May during FT Live’s Future of the Car conference, Musk claimed that he would allow Trump to Once again use the platform.
“I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the country, and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice,” stated Musk, going on to add that the choice was “morally bad.”
“That doesn’t mean that someone gets to say whatever they want to say,” explained Musk. “If they say something that is illegal or destructive to the world, then there should be perhaps a timeout, temporary suspension or that particular tweet should be made invisible or have very little traction.”
“I would reverse the permanent ban,” tacked on Musk.
Trump has expressed in numerous instances that he has no plans to move back to Twitter.
“No, I won’t be going back on Twitter,” stated Trump this past April. “I like Elon Musk. I like him a lot. He’s an excellent individual. We did a lot for Twitter when I was in the White House. I was disappointed by the way I was treated by Twitter. I won’t be going back on Twitter.”