As Elon Musk continues to try new ways of making notoriously unprofitable Twitter turn a buck, there are plenty of ways in which he is attempting to reinvigorate the user base.
This has included, somewhat controversially, the reinstating of a number of previously banned or suspended accounts…including that of former President Donald Trump.
Elon Musk reinstated the Twitter account of former President Donald Trump on Saturday night.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, which is a Latin phrase that means “the voice of the people, the voice of God.”
Trump’s account was reinstated after Musk posted an online poll Friday asking users on Twitter if he should unban the former president. Trump himself posted on his own social media platform, Truth Social, urging his supporters to vote for him in the poll, which he ultimately won.
The final result was 51.8% of users voting yes and 48.2% voting no.
But the gesture wasn’t likely to bring the MAGA Movement’s leader back to the platform.
Trump said earlier Saturday that he would not return to Twitter if reinstated when asked about Musk’s recent poll about his banned account.
“Truth Social is through the roof, it’s doing phenomenally well,” Trump said of his own fledgling social media company. “And I’ll be staying there.”
Musk’s time at the helm of Twitter has been plagued with personnel problems, with a vast number of high level employees heading for the exits as the Tesla CEO publicly suggests that bankruptcy might be coming for the social network.