Despite all the hype, former President Donald Trump said that he knew Elon Musk would not actually acquire Twitter. According to Breitbart News he stated-
“I knew that Twitter had a lot of the fake accounts because I read, like everyone else does,” Trump told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Friday night. “I knew they had a lot of the fake accounts like the bots and everything else that they had. I thought that the price was exorbitant; the price he was paying for it was exorbitant.” Pointing out that he “called it early”.- Former President Donald Trump
Trumps prediction essentially was correct, coming just hours after Musk, through a formal filing, moved to void his bid to buy Twitter, citing concerns with the volume of fake bot accounts on the platform. Trump continued-
“I called it early and said, ‘That deal is never going to happen,’” Trump said. “We’re going to have to see what happens because they’re going to be saying, ‘You owe us $44 billion’ because I hear they have a very tight contract. It’s supposed to be ‘iron-clad,’ but I don’t know how you define ‘iron-clad.’ But it’s an ‘iron-clad’ contract, and he put up a billion-dollar deposit, so I see that ending up in a lot of litigation.”- Former President Donald Trump
This is likely good news for Trumps social media platform, Truth Social. Trump claims that his platform is-
“It’s very successful. We have better interactions. It’s doing phenomenal, and it’ll be over five million people very soon, and we’ll be at ten million people in the not-too-distant future.”- Former President Donald Trump
After Twitter and Facebook banned him following the events of January 6, 2021, in his last days in the White House, Trump launched his Truth Social platform. He has been quite active there, regularly making comments there about political matters or the news of the day, discussing endorsements, weighing in on races around the country and enjoying a forum for interaction with his supporters.
“Truth Social is America's “Big Tent" social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating on the basis of political ideology-TruthSocial.com
Alternatives like Trump’s platform, have raced to capitalize on the present circumstance, noting that when the Big Tech giants censored him, as sitting President of the United States, it ignited a national debate, about the kind of power such companies have over free speech in this country.
Besides being a sharp business mogul, former President Trump keeps a close eye on many areas of the country, stays abreast of the current issues and continues to display a concern for the struggles that the average American faces. For obvious reasons, our Constitutional, first amendment, right of freedom of speech, is of prime importance to him. What restrictions will he continue to face in the fake news media? Time will tell.
It will be interesting to see how the mid-term elections go, especially for those candidates running with Trumps endorsement. He has been very successful at helping those he’s endorsed so far. It will also be fascinating to see how the 2024 presidential campaigns line up. Trump has yet to say what he is actually doing. “Truth Social” will likely be the first place to hear what’s happening one way or another.
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”-Peter Drucker