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There's a very good reason Trump won't tweet despite being back on Twitter

Tom Wood

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There's a very good reason Trump won't tweet despite being back on Twitter

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You might have noticed that Donald Trump is allowed back on Twitter these days after Elon Musk took over at the company, but have you wondered why he hasn’t tweeted? Well, it turns out there is a very compelling reason for that.

Trump was banned by Twitter after the events that took place on January 6 2021 following the attack on the Capitol Building in Washington DC.

Of course, whatever you think of Trump – and there’s plenty to think about that riot in DC to begin with – he was usually pretty good value on Twitter.

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From ‘Covfefe’ to his traditional ‘Sad!’ ending to tweets, he was arguably the biggest draw the platform had.

Now, Elon Musk has sparked a debate about the former POTUS returning to the platform with a recent poll entitled ‘Reinstate former President Trump’ that saw his millions of followers vote in favour.

“Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk then said in traditionally understated fashion.

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Donald Trump has been reinstated on Twitter by Elon Musk. Credit: Bob Daemmrich/Alamy
Donald Trump has been reinstated on Twitter by Elon Musk. Credit: Bob Daemmrich/Alamy

That translates roughly as ‘the voice of the people is the voice of God’, in case you were wondering.

Anyway, since then Trump’s account has mysteriously re-appeared but he still hasn’t tweeted.

So why is that?

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Well, the theory is that it’s because Trump now has his own social media network called Truth Social, and therefore he’s got a serious financial stake in that.

Truth Social is a property of Trump Media & Technology Group, which is in agreement with Digital World Acquisition Corporation, that was created to take Trump’s media company public.

If he then devalued the network by heading back to Twitter as his main outlet, shareholders could sue him, according to one expert.

Speaking to Semafor, Columbia Law School professor Eric Talley said: “If it’s going to look, later on, that he never had that intention [of remaining off Twitter] but he just wanted to convince people that they should go ahead and close [the SPAC deal] that’s kind of a textbook securities fraud lawsuit.”

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But that doesn’t mean he can't be back on Twitter though.

According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Trump ‘is generally obligated to make any social media post on Truth Social and may not make the same post on another social media site for 6 hours’.

The King of Covfefe may yet return to Twitter, though. Credit: Richard Ellis/Alamy
The King of Covfefe may yet return to Twitter, though. Credit: Richard Ellis/Alamy

However, he can have a ‘personal account’ that allows him to make posts ‘related to political messaging, political fundraising or get-out-the-vote efforts on any social media site at any time'.

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So, we’ll have to see whether he decides it is worth his time to get back into Twitter again, after everything that he’s been through with the platform.

Trump himself recently told attendees at an event: “I hear we’re getting a big vote to also go back on Twitter.

“I don’t see it because I don’t see any reason for it.”

Ah well, maybe it really is the end for Trump and his tweeting.

Sad!

Topics: News, Donald Trump, Celebrity, Twitter, Police, US News, Elon Musk

Tom Wood
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