Nine months after Elon Musk put back Donald Trump’s account on the social network formerly known as Twitter, the former president has returned to his once-favorite platform for communicating with the country.
The return of Trump, once one of the site’s most prominent – albeit controversial – users could mark a turning point for the company, which has now been rebranded X after months of turmoil.
Trump could attract a large audience with almost 87 million followers , especially in light of the 2024 presidential election in which he is the front runner for the Republican nomination. However, it could also mean a slew of new challenges for the social network, including efforts to revive ‘s advertising business if Trump decides to start posting regularly on the platform again.
Trump posted the number , on the platform Thursday night for the first time since January 2021, when he was suspended for violating Twitter rules prohibiting the glorification of violence following the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.
He released a photo of his mugshot Thursday — the first such photo of a U.S. president — after he surrendered in Georgia on more than a dozen charges stemming from his efforts to get the results of the 2020 U.S. election overturned.