Woke social media melted down after Twitter CEO Elon Musk reinstated former President Donald Trump’s banned account on Saturday.
Musk posted a 24-hour poll on the platform Friday, asking Trump should be reinstated, despite his lifetime banishment in the wake of the Capitol riot in 2021.
Of 15 million responders, fifty-two percent voted to allow the 45th president to come back to Twitter.
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk tweeted on Saturday night. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei (The voice of the people is the voice of God).”
Prior to the poll, the former president said that he would not return to the platform in favor of using his own social media network, Truth social.
“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” he told Fox News Digital 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.”
Trump addressed the situation again on Saturday while speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting.
He said he “liked” that Musk bought Twitter, and that he got to know the “smart” Tesla CEO while he was in office, but repeated that he was staying on his own network, which is “doing phenomenally well” in terms of engagement.
Trump said that though he’ll “be staying” on Truth Social, he was aware of the Twitter poll.
“I don’t see any reason for it,” he remarked. “They have a lot of problems at Twitter. You see what ‘s going on. It may make it, it may not make it, but the problems are incredible and the engagements are negative,” he remarked.
“You have a lot of bots and you have a lot of fake accounts, which I think they should get on. But Truth Social has taken the place for a lot of people and I don’t see them going back onto Twitter,” Trump concluded.
Musk hilariously responded with a NSFW meme of a religious man trying to resist the temptation of the flesh.
Liberal Twitter users were less than amused with the result of the poll and Trump’s account being restored.
“What a dumb f–k you are,” Backdraft actor Billy Baldwin fumed, then posted a poll that asked if the platform should “Boycott Tesla.”
Hocus Pocus witch Bette Midler moaned, “A tragic day for #America, which Elon doesn’t understand, because at heart, he’s not American, any more than #Murdoch is.
“An illegal immigrant, raised in Apartheid SA, he’s just fine with racism & hate. His fake Vox Populi! He was always going to let him back: he needs the eyes,” she continued.
“You are truly an a–hole and an anarchist,” added Frozen actor Josh Gad.
Say Anything star John Cusack hysterically added, “So Elon mush – in order to avoid paying tax. Supports fascism – buys twiiter to destroy it.”
“Losing more money then he would have had to pay had he supported democracy & a progressive agenda – &returns a literal insurrectionist fascist criminal to the platform he’s destroying.”
“Elon Musk is letting a man who led a violent Insurrection to overthrow the United States Government back on this platform. Letting the Lies and Disinformation continue to poison the American bloodstream,” squawked Stand By Me director Rob Reiner.
Conservative Deuce Bigelow actor Rob Schneider helpfully pointed out: “I don’t know about you but I miss the good old days like when we were told, ‘Hey, it’s not a suppression of Free Speech! It’s a private company, they can do what they want! If you don’t like what they do? Start your OWN!'”