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Donald Trump may want to stay off Twitter today. Oh wait, he’s still banned.

Donald Trump is interviewed for Axios
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Following the news that Twitter is appointing Tesla CEO Elon Musk to its board of directors, the hashtag #bringbacktrump started trending on the platform.

Former President Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter in 2021, just 11 days before he left office, and two days after the Capitol insurrection.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said in a statement at the time.

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Musk, meanwhile, has been a constant fixture on Twitter, and also one of its biggest critics. In addition to posting corporate updates, memes, and important messages like “Oh hi lol”, he’s also complained about free speech on the platform.

On Monday, he announced via an SEC filing that he’d purchased a 9.2 percent stake in the company, making him Twitter’s largest individual shareholder.

He also said, on Twitter of course, that he’d be using his new influence to push for “significant improvements.”

That led some users who apparently miss Trump’s brand of Twitter derangement to lobby for his return.

But it took roughly zero seconds for the hashtag to veer in a slightly different direction. Here’s what these users want to “bring back Trump” for: