President Donald Trump posted on Truth Social that he believed Twitter is now in safe hands after Elon Musk’s official takeover on Wednesday, where he brought in a kitchen sink to the San Francisco HQ (to “let that sink in.”)
Meeting a lot of cool people at Twitter today!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2022
Trump gave Musk praise while also praising his own social media site, TRUTH Social.
“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,” he wrote.
“Truth Social has become somewhat of a phenomena,” he wrote. “Last week it had bigger numbers than all other platforms, including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook and the rest. It also looks and works better to my eye. 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. Twitter must now work hard to rid itself of all the bots and fake accounts that have hurt it so badly. It will be much smaller, but butter. I LOVE TRUTH!”
In his first move as Twitter boss, Musk fired top executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal, and Vijaya Gadde, head of legal policy, trust, and safety.
Trump has stated that he would not be joining Twitter no matter who is in charge, having released a statement in April upon speculation that Musk would allow him back on the site.
“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” Trump said in April. “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.”
“We’re taking in millions of people, and what we’re finding is that the response on TRUTH is much better than being on Twitter,” Trump said. “Twitter has bots and fake accounts, and we are doing everything we can.”
“The bottom line is, no, I am not going back to Twitter,” he said.
This statement came after Musk announced his intentions to buy the platform.