Liberal buzzkill in progress.

Former President Donald Trump made it clear on Monday that he’s NOT returning to Twitter:

From Fox News:

“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” Trump told Fox News. “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.”

And he’ll start using his platform next week:

Trump told Fox News he will begin “TRUTHing” over the next week.

This *should be* good news to all the Twitter employees who were freaked out that Elon Musk might reinstate the former president’s account:

And the NAACP should be happy as well:

From the NAACP:

“Mr. Musk: free speech is wonderful, hate speech is unacceptable. Disinformation, misinformation and hate speech have NO PLACE on Twitter. Do not allow 45 to return to the platform. Do not allow Twitter to become a petri dish for hate speech, or falsehoods that subvert our democracy. Protecting our democracy is of utmost importance, especially as the midterm elections approach. Mr. Musk: lives are at risk, and so is American democracy.”

But will journos actually believe what the former president said? So far, it looks like they’ll milk this cow for the foreseeable future:

But as tech journo and NYT opinion writer Kara Swisher noted yesterday, Trump was likely to get unbanned by Twitter anyway:

She writes:

If you’re hyperventilating right now, you might want to take a breath because it was coming with or without Musk atop the Twitter organizational chart. Addressing the ban would have been near the top of Twitter management’s to-do list, since keeping off Trump as the 2024 G.O.P. presidential nominee — or as president — was always going to be a problematic stance. Twitter executives would have been under enormous pressure to reconsider the ban, which made sense at the time, and most likely would have let Trump back on, with certain behavior caveats.

This is probably the right move. Twitter should restore his account anyway:

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