Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced on Tuesday that he would reverse the Twitter ban of President Donald Trump when he closes the deal, saying it was ‘a morally bad decision and foolish in the extreme’ to ban the former president.
During FT’s interview with Elon Musk at the Future of the Car conference, Musk shared his plan to buy Twitter and his dream for Tesla to become the world’s largest carmaker by 2030.
“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,” Musk said at FT Live’s Future of the Car conference. “I think that was a mistake, because it alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice.”
“I would reverse the permanent ban,” Musk added. “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?”
As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, Elon Musk made his best and final offer to buy Twitter for $44 billion.
Elon Musk wants to transform Twitter into a private company as he realizes that “the company will neither thrive nor serve” free speech in its current form.
After the news broke that Twitter had accepted Elon Musk’s offer to purchase the company, President Trump said last month that he would not return to the platform and promised to join his own TRUTH Social app in the coming days.
President Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter due to the “risk of further incitement of violence” following the Jan. 6 protests.
“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” Trump told Fox News. “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on TRUTH.”
Trump has been posting on his social media app. He even bragged that he loved being on TRUTH.