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Elon Musk Would Allow Trump Back on Twitter

Elon Musk Would Allow Trump Back on Twitter

Musk said former CEO Jack Dorsey agreed with him.

https://youtu.be/jyjZZmgz__M

Elon Musk said he would allow Trump back on Twitter. He called the ban morally wrong:

Elon Musk has said he would reverse Twitter’s decision to ban former US president Donald Trump from the platform, describing the decision as “morally wrong and flat out stupid”.

“I would reverse the permaban [on Trump],” said Musk, who has agreed to buy the social media platform for roughly $44bn. “Obviously I don’t own Twitter yet, so this is not a thing that will definitely happen.”

Musk added that he had spoken to Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey who agreed the platform should not have “permabans” on users that violate its content policies.

“It was not correct to ban Donald Trump; I think that was a mistake,” added the Tesla chief executive.

Musk said the decision, made in the wake of the January 6 riots following Trump’s election loss, had “alienated a large part of the country”.

“It didn’t end Trump’s voice. It will amplify it among the right. That’s why it’s morally wrong and flat-out stupid,” he said.

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henrybowman | May 10, 2022 at 4:25 pm

I’m so old, I remember when such a thing (eliminating the Trump ban) wouldn’t have even been a seriously contested question. It’s scary to think that in America today, a significant portion of the population seriously contends that such a partisan ban is a good idea, much less permissible.

If Trump is the nominee I hope he steers clear of social media entirely. His social media was always a liability.

    Milhouse in reply to Danny. | May 10, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Had Twitter banned Trump as soon as he took office they’d have been doing him and the nation a favor. His tweets did serious damage to his own interests.

      Danny in reply to Milhouse. | May 10, 2022 at 9:57 pm

      I agree 100%

      Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | May 11, 2022 at 9:48 am

      Go to Hell. His tweets objectively did damage to his own presidency, and are part of the reason he was unable to achieve a lot of the things he wanted to, and had to spend so much time and energy fighting off unjust attacks. That is simply a documented fact. So fuck you.

        JohnSmith100 in reply to Milhouse. | May 12, 2022 at 5:59 pm

        For the most part, those who diliked Trump’s tweets were not and were never going to be in Trump’s camp. That being the case, who gives a shit about their likes and dislikes.

        I very much enjoied watching Trump jerk their chains and then the wasted lots of time. That was time where they were not pulling bad shit.

    Colonel Travis in reply to Danny. | May 10, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Right. Hillary turned to Russia in 2016 because of his tweets. The FBI and Mueller investigated Trump because of his tweets. Hawaii judges ruled against his EOs because of his tweets. He was impeached because of his tweets. Coronavirus could have been tackled if it weren’t for his tweets.

    I voted for the guy twice and can’t remember a single Trump tweet except covfefe. If this is what you think blocked his progress, you’re nuts.

      Trump tweets turned off swing suburban voters resulting in Trump regressing in the suburbs nationwide including in suburbs as diverse a place as Alabama and Hawaii.

      It wasn’t an individual tweet it was them always being the headline news, and most of them either said nothing but got distorted easily or was a case of twitter trolling.

      All that was needed to win WI was 20k votes, and yes the nationwide suburban decline he suffered would have easily made up that difference (let alone difference in AZ and GA).

      I am glad twitter is restoring free speech, just don’t delude yourself about Trump’s twitter account, and as far as I’m concerned it was everyone else being shadow banned/censored that mattered with Trump being a lot less important.

        Colonel Travis in reply to Danny. | May 10, 2022 at 11:08 pm

        Gee, Trump lost suburbs in Hawaii because of tweets? Let’s assume that’s true and lost all Hawaii suburbs for that exact reason only. That state has voted for a (R) presidential candidate twice in its entire history, the last time being almost 40 years ago. Hawaii’s electoral vote is meaningless in today’s politics.

        Regarding other places in America, I like how you think it was tweets that did Trump in and not, gee, I don’t know, coronavirus voting.

        Did mean tweets cause the left to run Justice Alito out of his home? Get your head out of the sand. The left is pure tyranny. They give no quarter. But you keep thinking that if (R)s just play nice, it will help them.

        No (R) president from here on out will ever get any benefit of any doubt for anything.

          Peabody in reply to Colonel Travis. | May 11, 2022 at 12:14 am

          If he didn’t tweet, they would’ve found somthing else to criticize. Then he shouldn’t have done this. Then he shouldn’t have done that.

          taurus the judge in reply to Colonel Travis. | May 11, 2022 at 10:21 am

          I wonder what the correlation between these “alleged” votes Trump lost due to “Really mean tweeting” and the votes STOLEN from and otherwise ADDED to by the election theft?

          Probably close to a cup of sand compared to the eastern shore line

          1. Please respond to something I actually said if you don’t wish to do that reconsider showing up please. I give you the basic respect of replying to your actual ideas please stop being the asshole who strawman someone on your own got dam side. If you want to argue with someone saying play nice with the left please find someone who has at some point in his/her life actually said that instead of pretending someone said that thanks.

          2. I mentioned Alabama and Hawaii as examples he regressed in suburban areas in all 50 states compared to 2016 and yes the tweets are a major part of that. That suburban regression is not an opinion it is just the result of the election and it happened in non-competitive states along with competitive ones.

          3. Trump was struggling in the polls before coronavirus hit, and yes it was swing voters especially suburban voters being put off by him personally. Not fair? Hell right its not fair. Voters have been unfair to politicians since the very first Republic was formed in ancient Greece.

          4. When was the last time Ron DeSantis said something on twitter without thought? Is he getting an easy time in your opinion or is he enemy #1 to the media?

        taurus the judge in reply to Danny. | May 11, 2022 at 9:35 am

        No Danny,

        That’s all unfounded conjecture and speculation promoted by talking heads with an anti-Trump agenda. (Not to mention trying to create a plausible denial on why Trump lost to side step the election theft)

        Lets test that theory

        Exactly what tweet ( or message, or wording or whatever) “turned off” ( whatever that means) these voters and how was this determined?

          Trump himself admitted to Dave Portenoy that his twitter account cost him popularity, and he frequently joked about the way suburban women turned away from him.

          It wasn’t a single tweet it was the sum of all of them.

      Milhouse in reply to Colonel Travis. | May 11, 2022 at 12:24 am

      A good deal of his legal and political troubles were in fact because of his tweets. Several of Mueller’s bogus “obstruction” investigations were based entirely on his tweets. I’m reading Bill Barr’s book now, and he documents several instances where Trump’s tweets gave an incorrect impression that he was giving the DOJ instructions, and thus when the DOJ did as he wished it would he was accused of politicizing it. The press and the House would not believe that the DOJ had acted because it was the right thing to do, rather than because Trump had demanded it. Judges also took his tweets as evidence of inappropriate motives for administration actions.

        Colonel Travis in reply to Milhouse. | May 11, 2022 at 12:30 am

        The people investigating him were/are corrupt. Are you telling me that you think his tweets warranted that kind of investigation?

        taurus the judge in reply to Milhouse. | May 11, 2022 at 9:39 am

        Milhouse puhleeze

        Normally I support you and there is much correct (albeit unpopular) information from you but this is bogus.

        As a former investigator myself, stuff like tweets (public statements made especially by politicians) would not ( and could not) be the sole basis of any probable cause investigation by any legitimate authority.

        That’s “politi-speak”. Barr is simply lying and making stuff up to cover for the deep state.

          Milhouse in reply to taurus the judge. | May 11, 2022 at 9:53 am

          Taurus, Barr is simply relating the documented facts. Trump’s tweets and public statements were the basis for multiple inquiries into his true motives for various policies, including Mueller’s “obstruction” investigations. The whole “obstruction” investigation was based on the premise that an otherwise legal act can be illegal if it was done for a corrupt motive. So his tweets were used as evidence of his motives.

          The same happened with various courts considering the validity of administration actions that would be valid if done for reasonable motives, but that were alleged to have really been done for bad and illegal motives, based on Trump’s tweets. If he hadn’t made those tweets there would have been no case and no investigation.

        taurus the judge in reply to Milhouse. | May 11, 2022 at 10:17 am

        You addressed your own statement.

        >>>The whole “obstruction” investigation was based on the premise that an otherwise legal act can be illegal if it was done for a corrupt motive. So his tweets were used as evidence of his motives.

        I have never had to establish “motive” (nice to have but not necessary for conviction and its almost impossible to prove regardless) and neither has any other legitimate investigation ( except for maybe fraud but that was never the charge)

        The point was the acts (Actus Rea) were lawful so there was a literal “witch hunt” to manufacture enough conjecture based “mens rea” to prosecute Trump.

        Just like every other political persecution (not prosecution) Trump has had to endure while all these other “acts” from both the Left and the RINO just continue.

        Your argument and premise on this point is fundamentally flawed when viewed in light of the totality of the investigation.

        Barr is not relating facts, Barr is making up things as he goes to cover for the Deep State and further the anti-Trump agenda that’s still going at full steam.

        JohnSmith100 in reply to Milhouse. | May 12, 2022 at 6:41 pm

        Both DOJ and FBI are controlled by the swamp, one way or another the swamp and the majority of media were attacking Trump. The problem is not Trump, it is the swamp.

    henrybowman in reply to Danny. | May 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    His social media was the first hint the country had that he wasn’t a stuffed, lying suit, like every other politician. You may as well beg Larry the Cable Guy not to drawl.

    Evil Otto in reply to Danny. | May 11, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Social media was one of the few ways Trump could get his message out. The mainstream media attacked him constantly, and even the so-called conservative media like Fox wasn’t friendly.

Though used by a good chunk of the public … Twitter is a private platform … they set the rules … they determine who is allowed to use their platform or not … whether we like it or not.

Current legal president says that there is no right to free speech on private social media. Change that and it’s a different ball game.

    gonzotx in reply to PODKen. | May 10, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    3% of the public use Twitter probably less with bots

    healthguyfsu in reply to PODKen. | May 10, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Tell your friends that when they show up to whine about Musk taking over twitter.

    Aarradin in reply to PODKen. | May 11, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Actually you are dead wrong on the legal precedent.

    SCOTUS has ruled that when a corporation like Twitter is used as an extension of the government, to do things like – say – censoring the political opponents of a Political Party at the behest of that Party or its leaders, then the 1st Amendment applies to that corporation as if it were a government agency.

    There has been an abundance of published documentation on leading Democrats pressuring Twitter, Facebook, Google (which owns Youtube), Amazon (which was able to deplatform Gab), etc, etc, etc other smaller tech firms including the previous hosts of this Blog, to censor Conservatives and Republicans, their supporters, and even news outlets and websites that present an opposing point of view (Twitter, in a single day, cut Breitbart’s traffic by over 99% and kept it at nearly nothing for years since).

Can we start with Chuck?
Damn, the guy is calling for violence and the media yawns.
I would love to see a few with bloody noses and split lips.

That ought to draw the foam to their lips!
Trump is what the Republicans need, but don’t want.
The electorate has a litmus test.

“Musk said the decision, made in the wake of the January 6 riots following Trump’s election loss, had “alienated a large part of the country”. “It didn’t end Trump’s voice. It will amplify it among the right. That’s why it’s morally wrong and flat-out stupid,” he said.”

^^^This is our last great hope? He is missing the point entirely.

    mailman in reply to Aarradin. | May 11, 2022 at 2:53 am

    I get what he was trying to say (that it was wrong, which is where he should have stopped) but the second bit isn’t wring either. The ban did amplify his voice on the right…and that’s not a bad thing.

    Oh, it also amplified it on the left because like moths to light liberals just can’t get enough of Trump.

And just like that Musk kills all the same liberals killed by net neutrality, scotus appointments and Trumps mean tweets…AGAIN!! 🤣🤣

Also, I don’t know what happened but on Monday there was a tweet from Trumps account that got deleted?!?