Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation

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Donald Trump said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as 51.8% of users voted in favor of reinstating him.

Trump's Twitter account began accumulating followers on Saturday evening and had nearly 100,000 followers by 10pm ET.

He said he would stick with his new platform Truth Social, which he said had better user engagement than Twitter and was doing 'phenomenally well'.

Musk first said he planned to reverse the ban on Trump in May, but reinstated comedian Kathy Griffin this week without providing any new information about process or the moderation

No reason to return

A no-show by Trump could reduce concerns among major advertisers, who are already rattled by Musk's drastic reshaping of Twitter.

However, a return to Twitter would raise questions about Trump's commitment to Truth Social, which launched on Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store in February and October.

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