On Monday as multi-billionaire Elon Musk is poised to buy social media giant Twitter many are wondering where that leaves one banned former U.S. President.
Donald Trump revealed to Fox News that even if he’s offered his Twitter account back he won’t be re-joining the platform and is opting to stick to his own TRUTH Social app.
Fox News reports:
“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 told Fox News he will begin using her own Truth account over the next week.
The Trump Media & Technology Group social media platform, TRUTH Social, was formally launched last month Former Rep. Devin Nunes is the company’s CEO.
Trump was also asked if he views Musk’s purchase of Twitter as major competition for TRUTH Social.
“I think it is good. We want liberty and justice and fairness in our country, and the more we can have open, the better,” Trump said. “But no, I don’t view that as a competition for what I am doing.”
“This is a platform for my voice. TRUTH is a platform for my voice and for my supporters,” Trump said. “But I want everybody to come over to TRUTH—conservatives, liberals, whatever.”
A source familiar told Fox News that Trump and Musk have a very good relationship and are friendly. The source cited Trump coming to Musk’s defense in 2018 after the Tesla CEO was charged with securities fraud over misleading tweets about a potential transaction to take Tesla private.
Musk, earlier this month, unveiled his $43 billion bid for the social media company and today the deal became official.