Trump Stages Triumphant Twitter Comeback

( – Former president Donald Trump has seemingly made a comeback to Twitter (now called X) after an almost three-year absence from the platform.

True to form, the former chief executive aimed to rile detractors and rouse supporters, tweeting a picture of his recent mugshot from when he was booked on racketeering and fraud charges, among others, in relation to the indictment he is facing in Georgia.

The tweet also included a link to a website where any of his 86.9 million followers could make a donation. Trump also posted the mugshot to his Truth Social account, the social media platform he owns – while assuring his Truth Social followers that he would not be abandoning them.

“I LOVE TRUTH SOCIAL. IT IS MY HOME!” he “truthed” to his 6.39 million followers.

Trump has not posted again on Twitter, but his mugshot tweet has been liked 1.6 million times, retweeted more than 450,000 times, and has close to a quarter of a million replies.

The former commander-in-chief moved to Truth Social and has been very active there especially since declaring his intention to once again run for president. Trump was booted out of Twitter in the aftermath of the events following the 2020 presidential election results, but was reinstated when eccentric and controversial entrepreneur Elon Musk took over the company a few months back.

Trump’s tweet followed an exclusive interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, which aired on Twitter the day before – at the same time and date Fox News aired its Republican primary debate.

In the interview, Trump assured Carlson that “we will get bigger ratings” by utilizing this “crazy forum that you’re using” and proceeded to talk about a number of issues, such as his assessment of his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination (“people that shouldn’t even be running for president”), the circumstances of Jeffrey Epstein’s death, his detractors and opponents (“they’re savage animals”), the supposed decline of Democrat-run cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles (“very sad”), and the ongoing indictments against him (“they [the Democrats] have no case”).

The interview, which was pre-taped, has since garnered a staggering 261 million views, more than 800,000 likes and more than 200,000 retweets.

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