When former President Donald Trump got kicked off Twitter, Conservatives and free speech advocates quickly stood up for the firebrand Republican.
But Trump has not been allowed back on the social media platform, which has also led to the former POTUS launching a new network of his own: Truth Social.
However, in a surprise to many, the White House wants him back.
While most Democrat leaders didn’t have a problem with Twitter booting Trump, there were a few who agreed with the First Amendment argument.
There were also plenty of Republicans and right-wing citizens who noted that while the President of the United States couldn’t be on Twitter, confirmed enemies of the country could.
Even so, one would think the Biden administration doesn’t want Trump back on Twitter.
That assumption might be wrong, though.
According to reports from inside the White House, various officials are pushing new Twitter owner Elon Musk to bring back the “crazy” Donald Trump.
Via Washington Examiner:
White House officials are letting it be known that they desire Twitter to invite back former President Donald Trump.
Conflicting with earlier reports, the occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. are reportedly warming up to the idea that President Joe Biden might benefit if Elon Musk, should his $44 billion takeover of Twitter be finalized, immediately reverses the ban on Biden’s 2020 rival.
According to Politico’s White House bureau chief, Jonathan Lemire, some officials are hoping that “the first thing he [Musk] does is put Donald Trump back on it.”
Of course, many of Biden’s supporters think Trump would simply return to posting “lies” about the 2020 election, as well as other potentially inflammatory content.
And that’s really why Democrats in Washington want Trump back. Added Lemire:
They think that if Trump starts tweeting again, it will just simply remind these voters of the crazy that came from his time in office, particularly around Jan. 6.
He’ll amplify these fringe messages. He’ll amplify these fringe right-wing candidates, and that can only be good for Democrats, they think.
In the past, Trump has said he’d never return to Twitter, even with Musk in control.
Supposedly, the former President is focusing on Truth Social, though at this point that platform is quite a bit smaller than the gigantic Twitter. “I’m going to be staying on Truth,” Trump said.
But if Musk invites him back, it’s very possible that Trump would accept.
- White House officials are reportedly hoping that Elon Musk invites Donald Trump back to Twitter.
- Democrats believe that if Trump comes back and amplifies “fringe messages,” it’ll actually benefit the party in power.
- Trump has said he wouldn’t come back to Twitter, and will “stay on Truth.”
Source: Washington Examiner