Former President Donald Trump officially wrote on his Truth Social platform for the first time, announcing that he is back on social media and sharing a hashtag of his infamous typo from 2017.
‘I AM BACK! #COVFEFE, ‘Trump wrote Thursday night, including a photo of himself standing in front of his resort in Mar-a-Lago.
The hashtag referred to a page-deleted tweet in which he basked the media with a junk expression.
“Despite the constant negative press coverage,” Trump wrote in the tweet on May 30, 2017, which received more than 100,000 retweets and 100,000 likes before removing it.
It was not clear exactly why Trump used #covfefe in his Truth Social post, but the term again caught the attention of both his fans and critics.
Trump’s post on social media Thursday was his first in more than a year. The 45th president was permanently suspended from platforms including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for his comments about the deadly Capitol riot on January 6th. He launched Truth Social on February 21 and cast it as a platform that encourages free speech.
About a week before Truth Social was launched, the ex-president’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a screenshot of what he said was his father’s first post.
‘Get ready! See your favorite president soon! ‘ read the February 15 post on Truth Social.
Trump’s apparent post was not visible to the public because his platform was not available for download at the time.
The former president’s first official Truth Social speech came four days after the world’s richest man, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, made a deal to buy Twitter for $ 44 billion.
Shortly before Twitter’s board accepted Musk’s offer, Trump spoke positively about Musk, but said he would not return to Twitter even if it was allowed.
“I’m not going on Twitter, I want to stay on Truth,” Trump told Fox News Monday. “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he wants to improve it and he’s a good man, but I want to stay on Truth.”
Trump told the TV station that he would start “truth” over the next week – and has kept his word.
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