Musk recently came to an agreement to buy Twitter for about $44 billion, and during a live-streamed event with the Financial times† musk said: he did not believe it was “correct” to ban Trump.
The former president’s personal Twitter account was permanently suspended in January 2021 after the January 6 riots in the country’s capital.
“I think that was a mistake because it alienated a lot of the country and it didn’t ultimately result in Donald Trump having no voice,” Musk told the outlet.
Musk’s statement prompted Twitter users to take to the social media platform to share their thoughts on the news. While some shared they were happy to see the decision being reversed, others expressed concern.
“Elon Musk flipping Trump’s Twitter account will break the Democrats…LOL,” @GuntherEagleman wrote†
Tina Forte, a Republican who runs for Congressalso supported the decision.
“There must be an end to the time when people are banned from social media simply because you don’t agree with them.” she wrote†
Twitter user @keith_saunders wrote that those dissatisfied with the fact that Trump may be coming back to the platform simply shouldn’t follow suit.
While some Twitter users enjoyed the news, others expressed their opposition.
@corvo_gene wrote that the ban was “justified”.
“This raging baby needs billionaires to protect him from the consequences of his own stupid actions?” they wrote† “Cool, let him come back, we’ll bury his bulls like we always do.”
@Jennife39481653 wrote that she hopes Musk will eventually be unable to take control of Twitter.
It was written that this decision could have consequences if Trump returns to Twitter.
Trump launched its own social media platform, Truth Social, earlier this year.
Devin Nunes, the CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group, said: Maria Bartiromo On Mornings with Maria that the former president is no longer interested in Twitter.
when asked when Trump considered returning to Twitter if Musk took ownership, Nunes said, “Well, I can only report what he said. He said he’s really not interested in going on Twitter, and I think that’s so it would remain the same.”