Trump tweets after Georgia arrest: Indictment spurs return to Twitter, now known as X

August 24, 2023

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After more than three years, Donald Trump has returned to Twitter, now called X, to tweet his booking photo following his arrest in Georgia on 2020 election charges.

Trump, who hasn't posted on Twitter since he was banned in 2021 after the Capitol riot, has been peppering his 6 million plus followers with daily updates on Truth Social.

On Thursday, the former president posted a photo of his Fulton County booking photo hours after being arrested and released in the Georgia election case.

With Twitter emerging as a popular political hub for conservatives under the social media company's billionaire owner, Elon Musk, and as Trump's legal troubles escalated, the former president reclaimed his favorite megaphone...

“Trump being back on Twitter is going to give him a megaphone both for running again in the Republican primary but also to try to impact American politics and make it all about him again,” said David Karpf, an associate professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University.

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