Elon Musk says he will reverse former president Donald Trump’s Twitter ban if he decides to purchase the company.
Musk made the announcement on Tuesday while speaking at the Financial Times Future of the Car summit.
During his virtual appearance, Musk called permanent bans on people a “morally bad decision” and stated that bans are “foolish in the extreme.”
“I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice,” Musk said. “So I think this may end up being frankly worse than having a single forum where everyone can debate. I guess the answer is that I would reverse the permanent ban.”
Musk maintained that permanent bans should only be reserved for bots and scam accounts.
Donald Trump was taken off of Twitter in January 2021 for ” incitement of violence,” due to the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
While Musk is all in favor of reactivating Trump’s account, Trump previously said that he was not interested in rejoining the platform because he is focusing on his own.
“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.”