Undoubtedly shocked by the arrival of Elon Musk at the helm of Twitter, Donald Trump decided to use his social network for the first time. For now, they refuse to return to Twitter.
Minutes after the announcement that Elon Musk took over Twitter, Donald Trump promised to start using TRUTH, his social network, this week.
On Thursday, April 28, for the first time since February 21, the date of the launch of TRUTH, Donald Trump published the first message on the platform. It remains to be seen how often it will be used. Will we find the compulsive @realDonaldTrump from his presidential era? Or will he get tired of the TRUTH Social?
Donald Trump vs. Elon Musk?
On paper, Donald Trump and Elon Musk share many opinions. Quite similarly politically, two billionaires are convinced that freedom of expression is hidden on social networks. Disturbed by the expulsion from Twitter in January 2021, Donald Trump has since, through his entourage, reiterated that he intends to launch a social network superior to Twitter, without any censorship. This gave birth to TRUTH Social on February 21, 2022, a kind of Twitter for conservatives.
So far, TRUTH Social has struggled to take off. Numerous technical problems are to blame for that, the geographical restriction that limits him to the United States and the lack of big orders (Donald Trump was not there), the social network of the former president all had a big failure. Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter seems to give him a second wind, but for how long?
Indeed, if takeovers for TRUTH Social increase this week (and there will be more in the coming days thanks to Donald Trump), TRUTH Social could run into a big hurdle: Elon Musk. On the same ideological line, but with a social network with hundreds of millions of subscribers, Elon Musk should easily bring back people who feel censored on Twitter and harm Donald Trump’s business. Probably because of that, the former president accelerated the return schedule. The use of irony, along with the hashtag #COVFEFE (in connection with his mythical misspelled), clearly indicates that Trump is trying to attract as many people as possible to the TRUTH, including his slanderers.
Musk criticizes the TRUTH, Trump denies Twitter
If they publicly say that they respect each other, Elon Musk and Donald Trump have already started a public conflict in order to defend their social networks. Elon Musk specifically mocked the TRUTH, a social network, on Twitter “Terribly named” according to him. He recommends renaming it “Trumpet”.
Donald Trump welcomed the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk and indicated that he did not want to return to the social network. It’s hard to blame him, to say the opposite would hurt the TRUTH too much, so he has to protect him at this point. In the long run, if the takeover by Elon Musk is completed, it is very likely that Donald Trump will give up the TRUTH because of Twitter, especially if his social network does not start.