Donald Trump’s Twitter account was officially reinstated on Saturday afternoon. However, the former President has not yet expressed whether he would be returning to the platform.
Trump posted on Truth Social, a social media platform that he has been actively using in place of Twitter since his lifetime ban in January 2021, saying that he was not planning on switching back to Twitter.
Specifically in a post he encouraged people to vote on Elon Musk’s poll, but urged people not to worry as he would not be leaving Truth Social.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk formally reinstated Trump over the weekend after conducting a poll through his Twitter account asking if Trump’s account should be reinstated. The poll garnered 15 million votes.
Around 52 percent of users said that Trump should be allowed back. Since taking over Twitter, Musk has also reinstated a number of other accounts including Babylon Bee, Kathy Griffin and Jordan Peterson.
According to Musk, the poll was viewed by 134 million people. Trump had originally been banned from Twitter after the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. This is because of allegedly being the one to incite the violence. Some argued that Trump could use his Twitter account to incite more incidents.
Following the poll, Musk posted a subtweet writing in Latin “Vox Populi, Vox Dei.” This phrase translates into “the voice of the people, the voice of God.”
Musk has also been toying around with the idea of using polls in order to determine what the people would prefer to see on the platform. He added that it would be possible for polls to be added in a way that would poll all the users in a specific country.
Trump’s handle @realDonaldTrump is once again active, but as of Saturday evening, there have been no new posts.