Donald Trump has made his return to X, the social community previously often known as Twitter.
On Thursday, the previous president turned himself in on the Fulton County jail on over a dozen charges associated to his alleged efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election outcomes. Over the past 5 months, Trump has confronted felony prices in 4 separate instances, however the newest reserving was the primary and solely time his mugshot was taken. He took the chance to make his first post on X since January eighth, 2021.
That was the day he was completely banned from the platform by its former administration, with the corporate citing a “danger of additional incitement of violence” after his supporters stormed the US capitol.
Since then, Trump has began his personal social media platform, Reality Social, and Twitter has rebranded after Elon Musk bought the corporate, stating that he plans to show it into an “every thing app” referred to as X.
In January of this 12 months, Rolling Stone reported that Trump didn’t need to renew his exclusivity contract with Reality Social that was set to run out in June. Even nonetheless, he first posted the picture of his mug shot on Truth Social earlier Thursday night. Earlier than that, he appeared in a video interview with Tucker Carlson on X that was timed to the primary GOP 2024 presidential debate. (The previous Fox Information host took his present to the platform in Could after leaving the community.)
On November 18th, 2022, Musk ran a ballot asking Twitter customers if he ought to reinstate Trump. The following day, he declared that he would achieve this primarily based on the ballot’s outcomes. (There have been round 15 million responses, with 51.8 % saying sure and 48.2 % saying no.) The previous president implied there was no want for him to come back again on the time due to how nicely Reality Social was doing and since he sees “a variety of issues on Twitter,” according to Bloomberg. He did, nevertheless, inform his supporters to vote sure within the ballot.
Earlier than reinstating Trump’s account final 12 months, Musk additionally introduced again the accounts belonging to the conservative parody outlet The Babylon Bee, comic Kathy Griffin, and creator Jordan Peterson.
Trump was first indicted in April for alleged hush cash funds he made to grownup movie star Stormy Daniels. After leaving the Manhattan courthouse the place he was arrested on the time, Trump’s 2024 marketing campaign launched a t-shirt that includes a fake mugshot, since an actual one was not taken. Hours after the Fulton County jail launched his actual mugshot Thursday, the marketing campaign quickly pulled together an official t-shirt design with the caption “NEVER SURRENDER!”