Trump applauds Musk’s Twitter takeover, says the platform that banned him ‘is now in sane hands’

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  • Twitter’s most famous banned user, former President Donald Trump, praised the platform’s new ownership under billionaire Elon Musk.
  • Musk has previously said he would reverse the ban once the company is owned, though Trump said he would not back down.
  • Twitter banned Trump in the wake of a January 6, 2021, rebellion in the US Capitol after its leadership feared his tweets could lead to further violence.

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of twitter The most famous banned user, former President Donald Trump, praised the platform’s new ownership under billionaire Elon Musk, who has previously said he does not believe in a permanent suspension.

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“I’m so glad Twitter is now in wiser hands, and will no longer be run by radical leftists and lunatics who truly hate our country,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social account. and technology group.

The former president did not address the prospect of a return to the stage. Musk has said he will lift Trump’s permanent suspension, which Twitter instituted in the wake of the January 6, 2021 uprising at the US Capitol, after his leadership of his tweets could lead to further violence. Musk said he favors more temporary measures.

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Trump, for his part, said months ago that he would not return to the stage, even if Musk reversed the ban. He began his message on Friday by citing Truth Social and claiming without any evidence or specifics that there were a “larger number” of platforms “compared to TikTok, Twitter, Facebook and all other platforms” last week.

“Twitter must now work hard to get rid of all the bots and fake accounts that have harmed it so badly,” Trump wrote on Friday. “It will be much shorter, but better.”

Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp., the blank check company set to take Trump Media & Technology Group and its truth social platform public, slipped on Friday.

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