SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Twitter CEO Elon Musk said late Saturday that he will reinstate President Donald J. Trump’s Twitter account. Minutes later, President Trump's profile was back and functioning on Twitter.
Trump was kicked off Twitter on January 6, 2021 during the aftermath of the Capitol Hill riot that happened that day. Twitter’s executives said Trump violated the Twitter terms of service by using the service to foment a riot.
At the time of Trump’s suspension, he had 88.9 million followers. Trump used his Twitter account as an official voice of the White House during his term from 2009 until his suspension in 2021, two weeks before he stepped down on the day President Joe Biden was inaugurated.
The @RealDonaldTrump Twitter account was established in May 2009 and Trump tweeted 57,000 times.
On Saturday night, Nov. 19, 2022, when the @realDonaldtrump account was turned back on, Trump on had 50,000 followers, but that number was growing rapidly.
The irony is, Nov. 20 is President Joe Biden's birthday. Musk reinstated Trump just in time!
Before Musk's decision to reinstate Trump's account, he took a poll. The millions who voted in the poll wanted Trump's account reinstated.