The former president earlier stated that the network was plagued by bots and phony accounts and that the issues it faced were ‘extraordinary.’
Donald Trump declared on Saturday that he has no interest in returning to Twitter, despite a narrow majority of people voting in a poll hosted by new owner Elon Musk in support of restoring the former US President, who was banned from the social media service for inciting violence.
The poll received votes from little more than 15 million Twitter users, with 51.8 percent voting in support of restoration.
Trump’s Twitter account, which had over 88 million followers before being suspended on January 8, 2021, began gaining followers and had about 100,000 by 10 p.m. local time Saturday. On Saturday evening, some users reported being unable to follow the reactivated account.
Trump had shown uninterested earlier in the day.
“I don’t see any purpose for it,” the former president replied via video when a panel at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership gathering asked if he wanted to return to Twitter.
He stated he would remain with Truth Social, the program established by his Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) business, which he said had higher user interaction than Twitter and was performing “phenomenally well.”
Twitter did not react to a comment request.
Trump, who launched his presidential campaign on Tuesday, praised Musk and said he had always liked him. Trump, on the other hand, claimed that Twitter was plagued by bots and fake accounts and that the problems were “incredible.”