posts first tweet since 2021 Twitter ban

40 posts first tweet since 2021 Twitter ban

The Republican presidential hopeful posted his mugshot from Fulton County Jail and urged followers to ‘by no means give up’

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has returned to X (previously Twitter) after an extended hiatus, posting his first message in additional than two years late Thursday night time. 

The previous US president posted his mugshot from Fulton County, Georgia, the place he had surrendered on election interference costs earlier that day, alongside the textual content “Election interference / By no means give up!” in all caps, with a hyperlink to his web site. 

Trump has for months been posting completely on his personal social media platform, Fact Social, which is populated nearly totally by followers and supporters of the previous president and with which he has an settlement to offer unique content material for at the very least a six-hour window earlier than posting to some other platform, in accordance with an SEC submitting from final yr.

It was reported in January that Trump was searching for a method out of his exclusivity take care of his personal platform with a view to return to what was then nonetheless referred to as Twitter. The deal was supposed to come back up for renewal in June. His “mugshot” posts on the 2 platforms had been made solely about an hour aside, indicating the six-hour exclusivity window is not in impact. 

The earlier posts in Trump’s X account historical past terminate on January 8, 2021, two days after the Capitol riot that was leveraged to ban him from the platform for almost two years. Whereas Elon Musk reinstated his account not lengthy after buying the platform final yr, Trump didn’t return as anticipated, regardless of his frequent tweets being an indicator of his presidency. 

Trump stays way more energetic on Fact Social, the place he spent Thursday night time retweeting well-wishes and memes from supporters, polls exhibiting his dominance of the Republican subject, and movies critiquing the assorted authorized challenges to his candidacy. 

He additionally took care to reassure his supporters on the platform that he wasn’t going wherever simply because he had began posting on X once more, writing in all caps, “I like Fact Social. It’s my dwelling!!!

Trump leads the Republican subject by double digits regardless of ditching Fox Information’ main debate this week for a sit-down with its former top-rated host Tucker Carlson. A CBS ballot from final week, which he posted to Fact Social on Thursday, has him forward of his closest competitor, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, by 46 factors.  

Trump sued the corporate then referred to as Twitter alongside Meta and Google in July 2021 after he was banned from almost all social media platforms following the Capitol riot. Whereas a courtroom dismissed his swimsuit final Could and Musk provided him his account again in October, he appealed the ruling, insisting the platform had violated his free speech and dedicated political censorship, and utilizing Musk’s launch of the Twitter Recordsdata to help his case.

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