Donald Trump says he will not accept Elon Musk’s offer on Twitter

Donald Trump says he’s not interested in returning to Twitter after Elon Musk vowed to unblock it.

Musk had confirmed that he would restore the former US president’s account on Twitter after putting the decision to a controversial vote.

Trump’s account, which had more than 88 million followers before it was banned on January 8, 2021, quickly began to gain followers. He had amassed nearly 100,000 followers by 10 p.m. Saturday local time. However, some reported not being able to follow his account that evening.

However, Trump was somewhat unenthusiastic about the idea.

“I don’t see any reason for that,” the former president said via video when asked if he plans to return to Twitter by a committee at the annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Reuters mentioned.

Instead, Trump will stay with his new platform, Truth Social, developed by the Trump Media and Technology Group.

He said that Truth Social had better user interaction than Twitter and was doing “extremely well,” noting that Twitter’s problems include bots and fake accounts.

In the end, he said, the problems he encountered were “incredible.”

The controversial poll about Trump’s comeback on Twitter began Saturday (AEDT) and saw nearly 52 percent vote yes, after Musk claimed the poll got 1 million votes an hour.

“Great to see Trump’s Twitter Poll!” Musk wrote on Twitter.

The billionaire follows a Latin phrase “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” roughly translated as “The voice of the people is the voice of God.”

Musk said in May that he would consider removing Trump’s indefinite ban on Twitter, after it was suspended in January 2021 in the wake of the Washington, D.C. insurrection.

After the poll ended, Musk tweeted: “People have spoken. Trump will be reinstated.”

The tech billionaire also claimed that the survey was being attacked by “bot armies”.

“The robot attack is impressive to watch!” he said in a tweet.

“Arms of bots and odes may soon run out of steam. Some interesting lessons for cleaning up future polls.”

After Trump’s account was restored, Musk posted: “Twitter is ALIVE.”

The decision to reinstate Trump’s account caused a major division on Twitter.

Many users said they were “disgusted” by the decision, with some even vowing to leave the platform.

“The horror show… I’m out,” someone else commented.

Then I finished Twitter. More people voted against him for president. said another.

However, there were others who praised Musk for the move, thanking him for bringing Trump back, and calling it a “good call.”

Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene claimed it “shouldn’t have been banned in the first place”.

“It’s interesting that it took a ballot to decide to bring it back,” she said.

The controversial Republican also noted that her account remains banned for “Covid misinformation.”

“What is required to get my account back?” Musk asked.

Freedom of speech is important.

Last week, Trump announced his third run for the White House, confirming rumors that he will run for president in 2024.

On Tuesday night local time in Florida, Trump filed papers with the Federal Election Commission.

“Ladies and gentlemen, America’s resurgence begins now,” he said to applause as he addressed the crowd at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

“Three years ago when I left office… our nation was at the pinnacle of strength and prestige. Step into the future, so confident and so strong.”

“Everyone was thriving like never before.”

The poll comes after Musk overturned the permanent Twitter bans of comedian Kathy Griffin, author Jordan Peterson and conservative satirical news site Babylon Bee.

Peterson was suspended after costar Elliot Page and Babylon Bee were banned for misconduct by US GSHS Admiral Rachel Levine.

Kathy Griffin was banned on November 7 after changing her name to Elon Musk and impersonating the billionaire on the platform.

Musk’s latest move follows the decision of 1,200 Twitter employees to flee the platform after the Tesla founder fired four top executives and half the 7,500-strong employee.

Twitter’s new owner wrote a memo on Friday to the remaining employees “who actually write software” to provide a bulleted summary of “what your code has accomplished in the past six months.”

According to the email, “Before doing this, please email me a bulleted summary of what has been achieved in your code over the past six months.”

“It will be these short, technical interviews that allow me to better understand the Twitter technology stack.”

Musk said he would video call the engineers who worked remotely, but “if possible, I would encourage you to travel to San Francisco to perform in person.”

Zoe Schaefer, managing editor at Platformer that broke the news, said employees were asked to provide Mr. Musk with 10 screenshots of their “highlights of code.”

Schaffer noted that many engineers have left Twitter since the acquisition.

As such, there is less staff to keep the site running.

Continuing his theme of upsetting employees working from home, Musk said he can video call engineers who worked remotely but only to those who “don’t have physical access to Twitter HQ.”

“If possible, I would encourage you to travel to San Francisco to perform in person.”

Musk said he would stay in the office until midnight Friday.

Last week, Musk sent an email to the remaining employees saying Twitter 2.0 would be “very hardcore,” and if they didn’t want to “work long hours at high intensity,” they should indicate they wanted to leave by Thursday.

Employees were instructed to click on a link to say they agreed to the punitive terms he set for “Twitter 2.0”.

If they don’t click the link by Thursday, they will have effectively quit and will receive three months of excess pay.

Originally published as Donald Trump says he will not return to Twitter after poll

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