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Donald Trump makes X comeback with a mugshot photo

Former US president Donald Trump reappeared on the X platform, showcasing a mugshot.

Captured on August 24, 2023, the photo was taken at Fulton County jail, also known as ‘Rice Street jail’, in Atlanta, Georgia.

This followed his arrest on felony accusations related to his alleged involvement in an extensive illegal plot to reverse his 2020 election defeat.

However, the 45th US president alleges he did not commit any crime and that the arrest was politically instigated.

The last post Trump made on his X account was in 2021, on 8th January. This was the same day X formerly known as Twitter suspended Trump’s account citing the danger of inciting further acts of violence.

This was after he urged his followers on Twitter to march to the US Capitol while Congress was certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said.

However, when the technology guru Elon Musk bought the social media platform, he reinstated Trump’s account. This was after Musk ran a poll on the application on whether Trump would be reinstated or not days after he (Trump) had announced a 2024 presidential run.

More than 15 million people voted in the poll asking whether Trump’s account should be reinstated, with a slim majority of 51.8 percent voting in favour.

“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted.

Yet, Trump shared that he had no interest in returning to the platform and argued that he would stick with his new platform Truth Social, the app developed by his Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) start-up, which he said had better user engagement than Twitter and was doing ‘phenomenally well.’

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