Leftists including Keith Olbermann, Dean Obeidallah and others reacted viciously to the thought that the brash 45th president could be allowed back on Twitter.
During an interview with The Financial Times on Tuesday, Elon Musk, the potential new owner of Twitter, claimed Twitter was wrong to ban Trump and that once his ownership of the company is finalized, he would reverse the ban.
Speaking to the outlet at its “Future of the Car” conference, the Tesla CEO stated, “Permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots, or scam, spam accounts… I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump.”
He added that he thought the ban was a “mistake, because it alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice.”
In addition, Musk claimed, “I would reverse the permanent ban. I don’t own Twitter yet. So this is not like a thing that will definitely happen, because what if I don’t own Twitter?”
It’s also up in the air whether Trump would choose to return to Twitter. He previously expressed his intentions to post exclusively on his own social media site “Truth Social” going forward, telling Fox News, “I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH.”