'我回来了!’ Donald Trump posts first message on his new platform Truth Social together with a photo of himself at Mar-a-Lago – and even jokes about his infamous misspelt ‘COVFEFE’ 鸣叫
The former president wrote: '我回来了! #COVFEFE’ in his inaugural post Thursday evening.
He accompanied the message with a photograph of himself looking at his phone on an immaculate green croquet lawn outside his Mar-a-Lago country club in West Palm Beach, 佛罗里达.
#COVEFE is a lighthearted reference to Trump’s 2017 鸣叫, where he criticized the media coverage of his administration. 在5月 30, 2017, the then-president wrote on Twitter – which he vowed not to rejoin, 尽管 伊隆·马斯克（Elon Musk）‘s $44billion purchase – 写: ‘Despite the constant negative press covfefe.’
The mishap received more than 100,000 likes and retweets each before it was deleted and sparked an internet frenzy.
Trump returned to social media by writing ‘I’M BACK #COVFEFE’ on his app Truth Social as he posted a picture of him looking dapper in a black suit as he stood on a croquet court outside his pink stucco Mar-A-Lago mansion
现在, after more than a year, Trump’s social media break has ended after he was banned from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram last year in the wake of the January 6 暴动.
He insists he won’t return to Twitter, even after it was bought by Elon Musk, who has vowed a far less censorious approach to content moderation, sparking rumors Trump could be allowed back.
‘I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on Truth,’ Trump told 福克斯新闻. ‘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,’ 特朗普说.
Representatives for Truth Social said the platform is ‘better than being on Twitter’ and will be a positive impact within the social media world, but does view it as competition with Twitter.
They hope to take the firm public as part of a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) 值得 $3.5 十亿, although many prospective users say they’ve struggled to sign up.
‘I think it is good. We want liberty and justice and fairness in our country, and the more we can have open, [object Window], 但不是, I don’t view that as a competition for what I am doing,’ 他告诉福克斯新闻.
‘This is a platform for my voice. TRUTH is a platform for my voice and for my supporters.’
He also criticized Twitter, before Musk’s takeover, for censoring Republicans and limiting the political conversations. He said ‘no interactions’ were happening and it became ‘boring because conservatives were thrown off or got off the platform when I left.’
It’s Trump’s first appearance on social media in over a year. The former president was frequently spotting spending his time playing golf since leaving the White House
‘It became boring because there was no interaction, the interaction on TRUTH has been amazing,’ 他告诉福克斯新闻. ‘Truth Social will be a voice for me. And that’s something nobody else can get.’
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Musk accused the social media giant of censoring free speech, took shots at its lawyer Vijaya Gadde and bashed 唐纳德·特朗普其“可怕的名字”的竞争对手服务真理社会.
‘真实社会 (可怕的名字) 之所以存在，是因为 Twitter 审查了言论自由,’ 马斯克在推文中写道, 加, ‘应该改为小号!’
他指出，Truth Social 应用程序目前正在击败 Twitter 和 TikTok 在 Apple 的 App Store 中, 分享下载次数最多的免费应用程序的排名.
The tycoon had earlier issued a scathing tweet in response to reports Gadde, 48, had been crying at news of the deal.
Musk was referring to the suspension of the New York Post’s account for its exclusive about Hunter Biden’s laptop in the run-up to the 2020 选举.
与此同时, Twitter employees are freaking out in internal chatrooms over Musk’s $44billion deal to acquire the firm, messages seen by the 纽约邮报 展示.
“我们都在循环经历悲伤的五个阶段，每个人的神经都疲惫不堪,’ one senior staff software engineer reportedly wrote on the company’s internal Slack channel.
The staffer called Musk an ‘a**hole,’ and tried to console his colleagues.
‘We’re all spinning our wheels, and coming up with worst-case scenarios (Trump returns! No more moderation!).
He said earlier this week that he would not rejoin Twitter, even if Elon Musk (图为) – who purchased the app for $44billion – reinstated his account
‘The fact is that [麝香] has not talked about what he’s planning on doing in any detail outside of broad sweeping statements that could be easily seen as hyperbolic showboating,’ 他加了.
One site reliability engineer wrote that it was ‘physically cringy watching Elon talk about free speech.’
A senior staff video engineer announced his plans to quit, 说: ‘Not the place to say it perhaps, but I will not work for this company after the takeover.’
Musk perhaps did little to allay Twitter staffers fears as he posted several tweets critical of Gadde, Twitter 首席法务官.
She was one of the key executives in the decisions to ban Trump from the platform and censor reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop.