BREAKING: ‘It was a morally bad decision and foolish in the extreme’: Elon Musk says he will REVERSE Trump’s ‘permanent’ Twitter ban
Elon Musk has revealed that he would reverse Twitter’s permanent ban of Donald Trump after completing his $44 billion acquisition of the social media platform.
Speaking virtually at a conference in London on Tuesday, Musk said that Twitter’s move to ban the former US president ‘was a morally bad decision and foolish in the extreme’.
‘I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump,’ added Musk, specifically addressing Trump’s removal from Twitter for the first time since launching his takeover of the company last month.
Trump was banned from Twitter in January of 2021, in response to his supporters storming the US Capitol and attempting to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.
Elon Musk has revealed that he would reverse Twitter’s permanent ban on Donald Trump after completing his acquisition of the social media platform
Trump, who recently launched his own competing service dubbed Truth Social, has previously claimed that he would not return to Twitter even if he was invited back.
Appearing virtually at the FT Future of the Car conference, Musk called Twitter’s ban of Trump a ‘mistake’.
‘It alienated a large part of the country, and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice. He is now going to be on Truth Social,’ said Musk.
In his remarks on Tuesday, Musk also said that his acquisition of Twitter, which is still subject to a shareholder approval, could close well before the October deadline.
‘Just objectively it is not a done deal,’ he said. ‘The best case scenario is that it would perhaps be done in two or three months.’
Developing story, more to follow.