Trump’s to use Twitter to drive Truth Social? Return in Two Stages

new followers

Can Donald Trump resist the temptation to move as many of his millions of followers from Twitter to Truth Social? I don’t’ think so. He’ll use the “votes” he got from Elon’s poll as an excuse that his fans want him back.

Trump’s Twitter profile went live again yesterday (it’s 1:20PM on November 20th at the moment).

The profile handle went live in two stages:

The profile launched with zero followers, but Elon made the re-activation public

shortly after launch

New followers swarmed onto follower count. Note the surge to 969K

more followers

Previous followers were re-attached to theĀ realDonaldTrump handle

new followers

Clearly Trump hasn’t tweeted since being reactivated as of 1:24AM eastern time on November 20th 2022.

While Trump was reported to have said “I don’t see any reason for it,” by Reuters, I expect him back and I expect him to cross reference posts on @TruthSocial. By doing that he drives followers there and increases reach slightly (mostly duplication) but more importantly brings his audience over to the Twitter competitor. I expect the more edgy posts to be on TruthSocial but alluded to with Twitter posts that adhere to the guidelines.

1:39 AM Eastern Time 11/20/2022 Still not at the 88 million followers Trump had at the time of suspension.

9 AM Eastern time 11/20/2022 Followers at 83 Million (nearly back to pre-ban).

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