Former President Donald Trump will not return to Twitter after Elon Musk acquired the social media company, however the former commander-in-chief wished the Musk well in his most recent enterprise.
Musk decided to relaunch his bid to buy Twitter earlier this month after trying to challenging the business in court over his attempt to rescind a previous offer, citing worries that Twitter’s then management were underestimating the number of false accounts or ‘bots’ on the network.
Trump, whose profile on the website attracted millions of followers and was frequently the source of controversy during his presidency, stated in an interview with Fox Business that he will continue to utilize Truth Social, the firm he founded last year and not return to Twitter.
Trump stated that he preferred his own platform and will use it if he runs for President a third time.
“I am staying on Truth. I like it better, I like the way it works, I like Elon, but I’m staying on Truth. If I choose to run, I will only use Truth.” Trump said.
Musk announced earlier this year that he would lift Trump’s Twitter ban, which was imposed by management in response to his claimed participation in the January 6 riots.
For his part, Musk claimed recently that part of the reason that he wanted to acquire Twitter was because he believed ‘the future of civilization’ was at stake.
“There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.” Musk said.