Musk open to reversing ban on Trump

Elon Musk said he’d reverse former President Trump’s ban from Twitter if his acquisition of the platform goes through.


“I think it was a morally bad decision, to be clear, and foolish in the extreme,” said Musk, the CEO of Tesla, while speaking at the Financial Times’s “Future of the Car” event.


“I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump. I think that was a mistake,” he added. “It alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice.”


Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday tweeted his support for ending Trump’s ban, saying that “generally permanent bans are a failure…and don’t work.”


Twitter permanently banned Trump shortly after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol, saying that the then-president’s posts on the platform could encourage more violence.