Former President Donald Trump has made a comeback to the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. This comes after Trump turned himself in at the Fulton County jail in Georgia, facing over a dozen charges related to his alleged attempts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results. Despite being permanently banned from Twitter in January 2021 due to concerns of incitement of violence, Trump seized the chance to post on X for the first time since his ban.
Since his ban from Twitter, Trump had started his own social media platform called Truth Social, while Twitter underwent rebranding after being acquired by Elon Musk, who plans to turn it into an “everything app” named X. The former president had initially posted his mugshot on Truth Social earlier in the day, as well as appearing in a video interview with Tucker Carlson on X. Musk had previously conducted a poll on whether to reinstate Trump’s Twitter account, with the majority (51.8%) voting in favor of the reinstatement.
This latest development comes amidst Trump’s ongoing legal troubles, as he has faced criminal charges in multiple cases over the past few months. Despite these challenges, Trump remains determined and even released an official campaign t-shirt featuring his real mugshot with the caption “NEVER SURRENDER!” shortly after the release of his mugshot from the Fulton County jail.