Liberal pundits, celebrities, and other verified Twitter users erupted with frustration after Twitter CEO Elon Musk reinstated the account of former President Donald Trump on Saturday night. Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge also chimed in his thoughts on the matter. Taking to his Twitter account he wrote:
“Under 8 diff grand jury’s for treason, crimes of humanity, money laundering, espionage, rape and RICO. Wtf is @elonmusk doing? Why would he position himself alongside something like this?”
Under 8 diff grand jury’s for treason, crimes of humanity, money laundering, espionage, rape and RICO. Wtf is @elonmusk doing? Why would he position himself alongside something like this? https://t.co/b8r7wIk7vr
— Tom DeLonge (@tomdelonge) November 20, 2022
Elon Musk said he would reinstate Donald Trump‘s account on Twitter Inc. after polling users on the platform, broadening the former president’s potential reach days after he declared another run for the White House.
Donald Trump had more than 88 million users when his account was suspended. Previously, he had stated that he will not return to the popular platform but would instead remain on his own network, Truth Social, launched after he was banned from Twitter.
Appearing via video at a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, Mr Trump said he welcomed Mr Musk’s poll, and was a fan of the man himself, but appeared to reject any return. “I do like him… you know, he’s a character and again, I like characters,” he said, adding, “He did put up a poll and it was very overwhelming… but I have something called… Truth Social.”
As to whether he would return to the platform, he said, “I don’t see it because I don’t see any reason for it.”