Reports: Trump Is Going to Return to Twitter. Are We Ready?

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Just when you thought Elon Musk had already made Twitter more fun, it’s about to get a whole lot more thrilling. Former President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to return to the platform. When this happens, it will have tremendous ramifications for the world of American politics. Better buckle in, folks.


Shortly after Musk took over Twitter, he restored Trump’s account, which had been suspended because the left was pretending he was responsible for inciting the J6 riot in 2021. Since then, Trump was largely absent from social media until he created Truth Social, a conservative-leaning platform.

Now, reports suggest that the Orange Man What Is Bad™ might be ready to return to trigger Democrats once again:

It may take a while, but former President Trump has entertained the idea of returning to his happy place on Twitter, where he’s been absent for nearly 2 1/2 years, sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: Trump still has nearly 87 million followers on Twitter, but hasn’t posted there since he was banned after the Jan. 6 riot in 2021. Now a growing number of Trump allies — and some close to his campaign — are expecting him to tweet again.

For more than a year, Trump has been blasting his thoughts to some 5 million followers on Truth Social, where he is majority owner and has a financial incentive to keep the rage flowing.

As the speculation surrounding Trump’s potential return to Twitter grows, the anticipation of his reentry into the social media platform raises questions about the impact he will have on the narrative, the political landscape, and his chances of securing the GOP presidential nomination. With Trump’s ability to dominate the news cycle and Elon Musk now at the helm of Twitter, the stage is set for a highly influential and potentially consequential comeback.


Trump’s presence on Twitter has always carried immense weight in the digital realm, captivating journalists and generating significant attention. His return to the platform will undoubtedly allow him to regain his position as a central figure in shaping the news agenda. Indeed, he will dominate so many news cycles, it will be hard to keep up.

Journalists, drawn to Trump’s Twitter like cats to catnip, will amplify his messages, contributing to the continuous coverage of his statements and creating a substantial impact on public discourse. They won’t be able to help themselves. Members of the activist media just can’t quit the Orange Man What Is Bad™.

One of the key advantages of Trump’s return to Twitter is the freedom to express his thoughts without fear of suspension or politically motivated censorship. With Elon Musk now overseeing Twitter, Trump will have a platform where he can unabashedly voice his opinions and engage with his followers without having to worry about the authoritarian leftist Twitter Stasi censoring him.

This newfound freedom will enable him to maintain his distinctive communication style, and engage in direct and unfiltered interactions with the public. It’ll be like putting on that old but comfy pair of blue jeans that has been sitting in the closet since last summer.


Another point to consider is that today’s Twitter is not like yesterday’s Twitter. The difference? Elon freaking Musk. Can you imagine what will happen with these two personalities dominating the platform? The emergence of Twitter Spaces, an audio content service gaining popularity, provides a unique opportunity for Trump to engage with his audience.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis used Twitter Spaces to announce his candidacy for president. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Democratic contender, has also used the platform. But what will happen when Musk has Trump on to discuss his campaign and American politics? You can bet Nancy Pelosi’s dentures that this will make waves.

The impact of Trump’s Twitter return is not limited to his online presence but also holds significant implications for his political ambitions. With a healthy lead over other GOP contenders, Trump’s use of Twitter as a differentiating factor sets him apart in the race for the party’s presidential nomination. To put it simply, there are no Republican candidates who knows how to use Twitter the way Trump does.

Additionally, Trump’s return will also benefit Twitter. It will likely attract a surge of users who had left the platform following his suspension in 2021. Many individuals who were previously disenchanted with the company’s actions may see Trump’s resurgence as a reason to rejoin, leading to a potential increase in user activity and engagement. This renewed interest in the platform could have broader implications for the social media landscape as a whole.


However, the power of Twitter is a double-edged sword for Trump. While his unfiltered tweets have often drawn controversy and backlash, his potential impact on the platform can outweigh the negative aspects if he maintains discipline in his messaging.

By striking a balance between authenticity and responsible communication, Trump can maximize the positive outcomes of his return to Twitter, which will make for some rather interesting covfefe. Besides, we Twitterheads could use the entertainment right now.


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