'Trying to help a fascist': Jack White quits Twitter and slams Elon Musk for reinstating Trump’s account

'Trying to help a fascist': Jack White quits Twitter and slams Elon Musk for reinstating Trump’s account
Elon Musk in 2018 (Wikimedia Commons)
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On Saturday, November 19, former President Donald Trump said that he has no interest in returning to Twitter even though its new owner, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has restored his @realdonaldtrump account. At a Republican Jewish Coalition event, Trump said of the possibility of returning to Twitter, “I don’t see any reason for it.” The former president has been saying that regardless of what Musk does, he will continue to use his own Truth Social as his primary social media platform.

Pundits have been speculating on whether or not Trump will change his mind about returning to Twitter now that he is officially seeking the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. But as of Tuesday morning, November 22, Trump had yet to return to Twitter. The most recent @realdonaldtrump posts are from January 8, 2021, two days after the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building — the event that inspired Twitter to indefinitely suspend his account.

Many Trump critics have been angry with Musk for reinstating Trump’s Twitter account. One of them is rocker Jack White, who has left Twitter in response to Musk’s decision. White is famous for his work with the White Stripes.

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On Sunday, November 20, White called Musk out in a blistering rant on Instagram.

White posted, “So you gave Trump his Twitter platform back. Absolutely disgusting, Elon. That is officially an asshole move. Why don’t you be truthful? Tell it like it is.”

The musician continued, “People like you and Joe Rogan (who gives platforms to liars like Alex Jones etc.); you come into a ton of money, see the tax bill, despise paying your fair share, and then think moving to Texas and supporting whatever republican you can is going to help you keep more of your money (How else could trump possibly interest you?).”

White went on to say that Trump, in January 2021, was “removed from Twitter” because he “incited violence multiple times.” And he added, “This is not ‘free speech’ or ‘what the poll decided’ or whatever nonsense you’re claiming it to be. This is straight up you trying to help a fascist.”

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