Will he or won’t he (back to Twitter)?
According to a report by Rolling Stone Magazine, Trump is apparently planning to give back Elon Musk’s own social media platform — there are just a few contractual obligations that need to be ironed out first.
Trump has reportedly told his inner circle that he does not want to renew his contract with Truth Social’s parent company, TMTG, according to Rolling Stone sources.
This contract initially ties Trump to a limited-time exclusivity on Truth Social.
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However, the restriction only applies to non-political content. Trump may post “political messages, political fundraising, or get-out-the-voting efforts” messages on any platform at any time.
Musk, who used a Twitter poll to make his decision, opted to reinstate Trump on Twitter in November. The former president was kicked off Twitter on January 8, 2021 by the regime that preceded Musk.
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Yes: 89% (40 votes)
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Despite being reinstated, Trump has yet to tweet from his Twitter account @realDonaldTrump. This account still has 87.7 million followers despite being inactive.
Trump’s last tweet is from January 8, 2021:
To everyone who has asked, I will not be going to the inauguration on January 20th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
For Trump, this move makes a lot of sense. Those 87.7 million followers pretty much represent the digital speaker. Even if you halve that number to account for anyone who might hate the former president, that’s over 40 million people whose ears are firmly tuned to everything Trump has to do with Twitter.
To say that Twitter was an invaluable tool for Trump during his stunning 2016 campaign would be an understatement. While his peers were still working to get a message across through various channels and PR firms, Trump was able to immediately relay his raw, unvarnished, and uncensored takes to his followers.
That connection and honesty was an indelible aspect of Trump’s appeal. He wasn’t a politician who lived in an ivory tower and talked to his peasants. No, he was actively involved in the public square. That made a difference in 2016.
And while recovering some of that 2016 magic en route to the 2024 election is almost certainly a factor in Trump’s potential return to Twitter, there’s also the question of the state of Truth Social.
In short: things are not looking good for the Twitter alternative.
One setback after another has really derailed any early momentum Truth Social had out of the gate.
And recent reports of potential financial troubles certainly haven’t contributed to the perception that Truth Social is struggling.
So, whether Trump is fleeing a sinking ship, setting the stage for a triumphant 2024 campaign, or a combination of both, it seems like the former President’s return to Twitter is imminent.
This is incredible news for his most passionate supporters.
And indelibly depressing news for his most critical naysayers.
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