(RoyalPatriot.com )- With Tesla CEO Elon Musk about to gain full control of Twitter, a lot of rumors have been swirling about whether former President Donald Trump will re-join the social media platform.
Musk himself has said that he believes that banning Trump from Twitter was a major mistake, though he hasn’t committed to officially lifting the permanent ban on the former president once he takes over.
However, with Trump now fully invested in his own social media platform, called Truth Social, it’s uncertain whether he would even want to re-join Twitter if he were to be invited back.
News came out recently that even if he were able to re-join Twitter, Trump has plans to limit himself on social media platforms. According to an SEC filing that came from Digital World Acquisition Corp., Trump has to post content to Truth Social at least six hours before he’s able to post it on any other social media platform — including Twitter.
The filing says that once those six hours expire, Trump is able to post on “any site to which he has access.” That means if he were able to re-join Twitter, there would be a delay in when Trump could post information there after he posted on his own social media platform.
There are some exceptions to that rule, according to the filing. The big one is that he’s able to post from any of his personal accounts regarding efforts to get the vote out, fundraise for a political campaign or disperse political messaging any time he wants to. That gives the former president plenty of leeway should he decide to run for president again come 2024.
The filing was made as part of Digital World Acquisition’s deal to help the Trump Media & Technology Group public. Trump’s new media company owns the Truth Social platform.
Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter back in January 2021. That happened after the social media platform said he was inciting violence, specifically regarding the attacks on the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College on January 6.
In announcing their decision, Twitter said the ban was “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” Trump had been temporarily suspended from the platform a few times before the permanent ban was handed down.
When he was suspended, Trump had an impressive 80 million followers on Twitter. His ban from the platform left him with a big void in how he would reach his supporters quickly and easily. It’s a main reason why Trump started Truth Social — as an alternative to Twitter.
Many people have surmised that he may never go back to Twitter even if he’s invited to do so. In fact, he’s said in the past that he likely would never return.
That being said, it’s hard to believe the former president wouldn’t re-join a platform where he has 80 million followers, even if it once banned him.