Trump wants to cancel his exclusivity deal with Truth Social and re-enter Twitter. Devin Nunes, Truth Social’s CEO is not ready to accept the news of Trump’s possible transfer.
- Former President Donald Trump is planning his return to Twitter
- Before making the switch, he will end his exclusivity agreement with his own platform, Truth Social
- Trump revealed that he has no plans of renewing his agreement with Truth Social’s parent company, TMTG
According to the terms of the current agreement, Trump is bound to wait six hours after posting on Truth Social before he reiterates the same content on a different social media platform.
The terms of the agreement are applicable to non-political content. Trump is allowed to post “political messaging, political fundraising or get-out-the vote efforts” anywhere at any time.
He was expected to renew his agreement in June 2023, as the political atmosphere will tense up. Trump’s exclusivity term is set to automatically renew for six-month periods and a notice is required to discontinue it.
In case his exclusivity term expires, Trump would still be “required to post contemporaneously to Truth Social.” Another source revealed that he wanted to refrain from making commitments.
Trump has not tweeted after his account was restored on the platform in mid-November, after Elon Musk’s acquisition of the company that brought in a new era replete with layoffs and extreme cost-cutting measures.
Trump was banned from the platform after allegedly encouraging his supporters to raid the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
Trump’s comeback to Twitter
Reports confirm that Trump is looking forward to rejoining the platform. According to Republic, “Trump is probably coming back to Twitter. It’s just a question of how and when,” they said. “He’s been talking about it for weeks.”
Another report suggests Trump “didn’t want to make commitments” over the exclusivity agreement. His potential comeback and ongoing petition to lift his ban from Facebook come before the 2024 presidential election cycle, where Trump plans to ply his trade.
Facebook, similar to other platforms, suspended Trump from its site after the US Capitol riot, although it decided to re-evaluate the decision after two years after the matter was brought up in front of Facebook’s Oversight Board.
A Meta spokesperson revealed that a decision on Trump’s possible reinstatement will be made before the end of January 2023.
Trump has almost five million followers on Truth Social, which is meager in comparison to 88 million followers on Twitter. The platform is greatly credited for Trump’s popularity and political success.
His style of tweeting created a wave in the US political landscape. However, Twitter is directly in competition with Truth Social and the transfer might disappoint many of his loyal supporters who are against using Twitter.
Devin Nunes was reported to have told Newsmax that Trump has “no interest in going back to Twitter.” Some sources dismissed his remark saying that there’s “no way” Nunes’ statement is true.
Instead, Trump and his entourage have been brainstorming ways to initiate his return. As of now, a few ideas in the cards include a WWE-style campaign video post and a post where Trump is comparing himself to Superman.
Trump sparks controversy ahead of 2024 presidential elections
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has opined on the Monterey Park mass shooting by mentioning the January 6 rioters. He said, “nothing will happen” to the gunman but the men participating in the riot had to bear the brunt.
“10 dead in California shooting, horrible gun-wielding ANTIFA protest against our great police in Atlanta – Nothing will happen to them despite night of rage and destruction,” he said.
“Yet our January 6th protestors, over a Rigged Election, have had their lives ruined despite nobody killed except true Patriot Ashli B.” Trump’s statement is a response to the arrests of Micah Coomer, Joshua Abate, and Dodge Dale Hellonen this week on misdemeanor charges.
Investigators spotted them in footage among Trump’s mob of supporters raiding the Capitol on January 6, 2021. The case is still being investigated two years after the unfateful incident where supporters of then-President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol and tried to overturn the election results.
More than 930 people have been charged with federal crimes related to the riot so far. The California mass shooting took place on January 22 at a dance studio in the Monterey Park suburb of Los Angeles, and the gunman was later found dead in a van.
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