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Trump supporters have urged Elon Musk to bring back Donald on Twitter after Tesla boss’ purchased stake in the social media company.

“Bring Back Trump” is now trending on Twitter.

Elon Musk joins Twitter Board

According to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Telsa CEO has taken a large 9.2 percent stake in Twitter, purchasing approximately 73.5 million shares worth a whopping $2.9 billion (£2.2 billion).

Elon Musk will also join Twitter’s board of directors, the social network’s CEO Parag Agrawal announced Tuesday, a day after the Tesla boss bought a major stake in the company and became its largest shareholder.

“I’m excited to share that we’re appointing @elonmusk to our board! Through conversations with Elon in recent weeks, it became clear to us that he would bring great value to our Board,” Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said in a tweet.

Musk has chastised Twitter for its approach to free speech, launching a poll last month in which he asked if the network adheres to the principle — a majority of respondents said no.

According to a securities filing, Musk will remain on Twitter’s board until the company’s annual shareholder meeting in 2024, and he has promised not to take a stake in the company larger than 14.9 percent during that time.

‘Trump ban’ on Twitter

Trump was banned from Twitter for life earlier this year after sending ‘encouraging’ tweets to the ‘people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021.’

Since then, the former president has launched a new social media platform called ‘Truth Social,’ and has called Twitter a “disgrace to democracy.”

However, now that billionaire Musk owns the majority stake in the company, conservatives are pleading with him to reinstate Trump on Twitter.

Republican congressional candidate Errol Webber stated on Twitter that ‘time to get this platform back to its former glory’

Conservative activist Ned Ryun said: “Fascinating. Would be epic if Musk forced Twitter to let Trump back on, although to be honest, Trump might not want to.”

Twitter referred to two of Trump’s tweets in particular that it felt contradicted its Glorification of Violence policy at the time.

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Brendan Byrne

While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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