Billionaire Elon Musk’s Twitter bid has sparked chatter about former President Donald Trump getting reinstated on the platform, but Trump said he has no interest in returning to ‘very boring’ site.
Billionaire Elon Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter has sparked tweets about how former President Donald Trump might end up getting reinstated on the platform, given that Musk has referred to himself as a “free speech absolutist.”
But Trump himself said in mid-April that he had no interest in returning to Twitter TWTR, +5.69%. In an interview with Americano Media that aired April 13, he was asked about coming back if Tesla’s TSLA, -1.08% CEO and “Technoking” were to restore his account.
“We’re doing a big platform right now, so I probably wouldn’t have any interest,” the former president said, referring to his Truth Social platform.
“Twitter’s become very boring.”— Former President Donald Trump
“Twitter’s become very boring. They’ve gotten rid of a lot of their good voices on Twitter — a lot of their conservative voices.”
And the CEO of Truth Social’s parent company reiterated the former president’s view on Monday during a Fox Business interview.
“He said he really doesn’t have an interest in going on Twitter, and my guess is that would be that would continue to be the same,” said Devin Nunes, a former Republican congressman who is currently chief executive of Trump Media & Technology Group.
“Twitter right now is nothing but a PR wire. It’s got a global footprint, but there’s just nobody there.”
“[Trump] really doesn’t have an interest in going on Twitter, and my guess is that would be that would continue to be the same.”
Still, shares in the special purpose acquisition company DWAC, -14.39% that’s buying Truth Social’s parent were dropping Monday following reports that Twitter may be close to a deal to be acquired by Musk.