Trump Resurfaces on X, Formerly Known as Twitter, Sharing Mug Shot and Seeking Donations
- Former President Donald Trump has made a reappearance on the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter. He shared a photo of his mug shot taken at Fulton County Jail.
- Alongside the image, Trump issued an appeal for donations, allowing him to directly engage with the public again. This move follows his banishment from the platform due to his supporters’ attack on Congress in January 2021.
Former President Donald Trump has tweeted (or posted) for the first time in three years on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. He shared a mug shot in his X post, taken at Fulton County Jail. Trump was later released on bail for a $200,000 bond.
Accompanying the image, Trump has put forth an appeal for donations, a step that enables him to directly interact with the public once more in the coming US elections. This strategic move from Trump comes in the wake of his suspension from the platform following the January 2021 Capitol incident involving his supporters.
Previous Twitter management, now known as X, had taken the decision to suspend Trump’s account. The former President was not only suspended on Twitter but also on Meta platforms such as Facebook. Trump later sued Meta and Twitter where he asserted that his suspension encroached upon his First Amendment right to express his views freely.
However, a shift occurred under the platform’s new owner, Elon Musk, who finalized the acquisition on October 2, leading to the reversal of the ban. Musk even encouraged Trump to start using X after the ban was removed, however, he refused to do so in favor of his own Truth Social, a Trump-owned social networking app.
Within Trump’s shared post, the phrases “ELECTION INTERFERENCE!” and “NEVER SURRENDER!” take center stage, superimposed on his mug shot. Take a look:
Despite his absence from mainstream social media outlets, Trump has adeptly managed to sustain his political presence. Notably, he also recently announced his will to contend for the presidency in 2024.
These legal battles are intertwined with Trump’s business pursuits, including a merger venture with Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC). However, the future of this deal is uncertain due to ongoing investigations.