Twitter’s most popular banned user, former President Donald Trump, showed his optimism about the platform’s new ownership under billionaire Elon Musk, who previously said he doesn’t believe in permanent suspensions.
“I am very happy that Twitter is now in sane hands, and will no longer be run by Radical Left Lunatics and Maniacs that truly hate our country,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social account, a Twitter-like platform run by the Trump Media & Technology Group.
The former president did not address the possibility of a return to the platform. Musk has said he would lift Trump’s permanent suspension, which Twitter installed in the wake of Jan. 6, 2021. Musk said he favors more temporary measures.
Trump, for his part, said months ago that he would not return to the social platform even if Musk reversed the ban. He started his message Friday by touting Truth Social and claiming that it “had bigger numbers” last week “than all other platforms, including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and the rest.”