Trump fans still hope Elon Musk will bring their emperor back to Twitter
Fans of Donald Trump’s Twitter account were disappointed again Sunday night, after Elon Musk decided not to join Twitter’s board, hoping that he would overturn the former leader’s Twitter ban.
Trump got it permanently suspend Twitter on January 8, 2021, amid concerns that he was using the platform to incite violence. A year later, he is still banned, to the chagrin of supporters who had hoped to read new 280-character articles from the ex-president online. So when Musk, the one percent obsessed with Trump’s Twitter, announced his plans to join the company’s board this month, conservatives begged him to reverse Trump’s ban, as well. like those in other suspended right-wing accounts.
But in a stunning reversal on Sunday night, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announced that Musk won’t be on the company’s board after all. The announcement disappointed some Trump fans, or suggested that Musk’s absence was actually a victory for Trump.
Musk made his move on Twitter in mid-March, buying a 9.2% stake in the company. News of the acquisition only became public last week – but in the interim, Musk posted a Twitter poll alluding to his future involvement with the company.
“Freedom of speech is essential for a functioning democracy. Do you believe that Twitter strictly adheres to this principle? ” Musk tweeted, adding that “the consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully”.
Then, given Musk’s ownership of shares in the company and his possible seat on the Twitter board, Trump fans interpreted Musk’s tweet as heralding a return to Twitter. of the former president.
“Now that @ElonMusk is Twitter’s largest shareholder, it’s time to lift political censorship,” Representative Lauren Boebert tweeted. “Oh… and BRING TRUMP!”
Other Republican Party made similar appeals, with Fox and Friends speculating on whether Musk’s future board seat would mean Trump’s return and others going further. with calls to recover banned accounts in bulk.
Twitter did not return a request for comment but had previously told Daily mail that they have no plans to reverse Trump’s ban.
“Twitter is committed to being fair in the development and enforcement of its policies and rules,” a Twitter spokesperson told. Letters after Musk’s board membership was first announced. “Our policy decisions are not determined by the Board of Directors or shareholders, and we do not plan to reverse any policy decisions.”
The company notes that board members act as “key advisors,” but Twitter employees handle day-to-day operational decisions.
Agrawal’s Sunday night press release casts the hopes of Trump fans even further out.
“Mark my words, this will end with a FULL restoration of freedom of speech.”
– Ron Watkins
“Elon Musk has decided not to join our board,” Agrawal wrote, adding that “I believe this is for the best. We have and will always value the input of our shareholders whether they are on our Board of Directors or not. Elon is our largest shareholder and we will continue to make his contributions public.”
Some conservatives still believe Musk will reinstate Trump’s account.
Conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins, whose account was banned on the same day as Trump, had previously stated on Telegram that “Musk’s stake in Twitter and his appointment to the board will result in multiple accounts being deleted.” The previous ban will be fully restored. President Trump and I are among them.”
For his part, Trump is free to post on other platforms like Truth Social, the Twitter-like site he owns. However, he has so far remained silent on the site, which is currently experiencing startup woes, with two key executives having quit, Reuters reported last week.
Following Agrawal’s announcement, Watkins and other right-wing voices adjusted their predictions, expressing hope that Musk would buy more Twitter stock and attempt to take over the company. “Mark my words, this will end with the FULL restoration of freedom of speech,” Watkins wrote.
On Monday morning, Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade predicted that Musk (possibly after buying more Twitter stock) would reinstate Trump and other banned accounts.
“I feel one day [Musk’s] going to work — one day he’ll go into work and he’ll say ‘I’m going to start using my powers. I bought more than it. Donald Trump is back on the front lines, I’ve brought all these people back. ‘”
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