Musk mocks ‘TRUTH Social’ name of Trump’s new social media platform as being ‘terrible’

Social media has been abuzz in recent days in response to tech billionaire Elon Musk’s apparent purchase of Twitter for approximately $44 billion as conservatives and independents cheer his intention to restore free speech to the platform and leftists bemoan the impending demise of their censorship and narrative control.

Nearly lost amid all of the chatter is the fact that former President Donald Trump, banned from Twitter in early 2021, has also launched his own platform, TRUTH Social, which Musk mocked Wednesday, albeit, in a light-hearted manner, Breitbart reported.

Musk pokes fun at the name of Trump’s new platform

It all started with a tweet from Musk Wednesday that highlighted the initial success of Trump’s new platform in terms of its ranking higher in Apple’s app store than established heavyweight platforms like Twitter and Tik Tok with regard to downloads, as tracked by the appfigures.com website.

Musk posted a screenshot that showed TRUTH Social at the top of the chart and wrote, “Truth Social is currently beating Twitter & TikTok on the Apple Store.”

In a follow-up tweet, the wealthy entrepreneur took a mocking shot at the name of Trump’s new platform even as he rightly observed, “Truth Social (terrible name) exists because Twitter censored free speech.”

Musk ended the brief thread with his suggestion that the platform “Should be called Trumpet instead!” — which is kind of clever and isn’t all that bad of an idea.

Trump says he’s not coming back to Twitter

Some commenters in response to Musk’s mockery of the name of Trump’s TRUTH Social platform suggested that the joke might preclude the former president from rejoining Twitter in the future once Musk’s takeover is complete, but Trump himself had already shot down the idea of returning to the platform he once dominated in the past.

In an exclusive interview with Fox News on Monday, Trump said, “I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” and clarified, “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.”

The former president went on to praise his new platform’s incredible initial growth and criticized Twitter, at least the pre-Musk version, of becoming too “boring” after having silenced or suspended so many conservative and independent voices, and further noted that he intended to start using TRUTH on a regular basis in the near future.

Just to make his position crystal clear, for what it is worth, Trump reiterated to Fox in that interview: “The bottom line is, no, I am not going back to Twitter.”

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