Former President Donald Trump is back on Twitter.
His posts from his own operation, Truth Social, are now posted under the new Twitter profile “President Donald J. Trump’s Truth Social Posts.”
Account description @PresTrumpTS adds, “President Donald J. Trump’s Social Truth Messages on Twitter – Making sure President Trump is heard on Twitter while he and Devin Nunes focus on social truth.”
The tweets available on Monday included 210 messages Trump has posted on Truth Social since February, which are now also Twitter-friendly. Each tweet pleads: “Please follow and retweet”.
The new account is only for Trump’s posts on Truth Social and others he’s chosen from “truth.”
In tweets on Monday, he slammed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and spoke out for embattled re-election contender Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC)
He also posted another image of himself as the pompous “MAGA King.”
Trump was permanently banned from Twitter in 2021 for his role in last year’s attack on the US Capitol. Potential new Twitter owner Elon Musk has indicated he will let Trump return to the platform, but it is unclear whether Musk will finalize the purchase deal.
Twitter has a policy prohibiting banned users from dodging restrictions by using other profiles to post messages. But Trump regularly challenges the policy by posting messages on the Twitter account of his paid helper Liz Harrington. Now there are two Twitter accounts with his posts.
Twitter did not return a request for comment from HuffPost on the workaround.
Truth Social could not be reached for comment.
After this story appeared, a message was added to the Twitter account saying it had “no association” with Trump or the Truth Social team.
On Sunday, a Trump account labeled as a parody briefly appeared on Twitter that sounded like Trump. It was hailed by some supporters as the return of the former president – but it was quickly picked up by Twitter.
Trump allies Roger Stone and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, both banned by Twitter, recently tried to create new Twitter accounts as part of Elon Musk’s plans to buy the company, but they were quickly closed.
The new setup on Twitter appears to undermine the spirit of Trump’s pledge in a Monday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that “if” he is allowed to return to Twitter, he will partially limit the use and will prioritize Truth Social (and reassure investors).
He promised to wait six hours before posting a Truth Social message on competing social networks, but only if it doesn’t involve politics. All of Trump’s Truth Social tweets could be construed as political.
“President Donald J. Trump’s Social Messages of Truth” hit Twitter in April, according to his profile description. Several responses to the profile, however, indicate that it is brand new. HuffPost first spotted him on Sunday.
There were nearly 2,200 subscribers Monday night. Several critics called for the new account to be flagged as violating the platform’s policy prohibiting banned users from circumventing restrictions.
This story has been updated with the new comment added to Donald Trump’s Truth Social posts Twitter account.
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