President Trump plans to stick with utilizing his own social media platform, Truth Social, to amplify his voice in the online realm, despite a shifting digital landscape.
On Thursday, news broke that Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, had officially closed his anticipated deal with Twitter and taken control of the company, per CNBC. His acquisition of the social media giant has drawn one very important question from many Trump supporters: Will the president return to Twitter if Musk reverses all permanent bans?
According to an exclusive report from Fox News Digital, the 45th president himself answered that question. He told the outlet, “I like Elon, and I wish him a lot of luck. I hope he does well with it…I don’t think Twitter can be successful without me.”
In another comment to Fox Digital, Trump added, “I am staying on Truth. I like it better, I like the way it works, I like Elon, but I’m staying on Truth.”
Trump’s definite answer seems to have settled the debate as to whether the president would be interested in returning to Twitter’s platform, especially if he decides to make a White House run in 2024.
Trump further told Fox Digital that if he runs for president in 2024, he will only use Truth. He said, “If I choose to run, I will only use Truth. When I put out a Truth, it is all over the place.”
Musk’s takeover of Twitter has raised many questions about the platform’s future, and many conservative hopefuls are betting that the SpaceX innovator will soon be reinstating accounts that were previously locked down.
On Friday, Musk offered clarity on the issue, tweeting, “Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints. No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.”
The leadership pivot at Twitter’s headquarters is the most obvious indication that it is set to change course. CNBC reported that the CEO, CFO, and the Head of Legal Policy, Trust, and Safety were allegedly fired on Thursday.
Notably, the head of Legal Policy, Trust, and Safety, Vijaya Gadde, was reportedly in charge of the team who, in 2021, made the call to permanently ban President Trump from Twitter following the so-called “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol, per Fox Business.