Twitter originally banned then-President, Donald Trump, after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. This according to Twitter CEO Elon Musk, was a “grave mistake” that has now been fixed. In a tweet, Musk noted that whether or not Trump chooses to tweet and be on the platform, is not important as what was important is that the account is restored as there hadn’t been any violations of the terms of service or to the law. Musk has also maintained that there would be no tweets inciting violence allowed on Twitter.
In another tweet, Musk noted that he would be supporting DeSantis in 2024 if the Florida governor chooses to run for the White House. This is despite the fact that Trump has already launched his third presidential campaign.
Musk announced that Trump would be returning on Twitter after a poll showed that a slim majority of users wanted to see Trump’s account reactivated. Trump, however, has noted that he is not planning on returning to Twitter and instead he was going to stick to his platform, Truth Social which was developed by Trump Media & Technology Group.
Trump had been banned on Twitter since Jan. 8, 2021. At the time Twitter was under different ownership. The suspension was a result of Trump posing a risk of inciting further violence, after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.