Call it Trumpet, Twitter’s Elon Musk advises Trump on social media app

Content of the article

Whoever said life was just high school with more money was right.

Elon Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion on Monday, told former US President Donald Trump that his future Truth Social app was a “terrible name”, reports the New York Post.

“Truth Social (terrible name) exists because Twitter censored free speech,” Musk tweeted on Wednesday.

“Should rather be called Trumpet!”

Content of the article

Still, Musk was impressed that Truth Social dwarfed both Twitter and TikTok on Apple’s list of top-downloaded free apps.

Trump’s platform is being touted as a social media alternative for conservatives who have been censored on other platforms, like he has on Twitter.

We apologize, but this video failed to load.

Musk’s deal pits the two leaders against each other, but there has also been speculation that he would reinstate Trump’s Twitter account, which has nearly 90 million followers, once he takes control of it. the company.

  1. Elon Musk’s criticism of Twitter staff sparks backlash

  2. In this photo illustration, a phone screen displays Elon Musk's Twitter account with a photo of him in the background, April 14, 2022, in Washington, DC

    Investors concerned about potential Musk U-turn in $44 billion Twitter buyout

  3. Actress Amber Heard attends her ex-husband Johnny Depp's libel trial against her, at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia on April 27, 2022.

    Amber Heard ‘was filling the space with Elon Musk,’ Johnny Depp’s former agent told court

Trump was banned from Twitter and other social media platforms after his supporters participated in the Capitol uprising on January 6.

Still, the former president told FOX News he preferred his own alternative even though Musk would “make improvements” to Twitter.

Jennifer C. Burleigh