Last Thursday, Former President Trump's decision to showcase his mugshot photo on X set the platform alight, with experts suggesting this move could be a significant boon for its owner, Elon Musk.
After staying away from the platform, once called Twitter, for more than two-and-a-half years, Trump uploaded a post. This post directed users to his website and featured his Fulton County, Ga., mugshot with the exact caption, "ELECTION INTERFERENCE / NEVER SURRENDER!"
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 25, 2023
By the following morning, this post had already been reshared upwards of 330,000 times and had received 120 million views.
Beverly Hallberg, who presides over the District Media Group and is a recognized voice in media consulting, stated that this incident was "the best thing" for X since its acquisition by Musk. Even though Trump had earlier announced he wouldn't re-engage with the platform, there's speculation about whether he'll continue posting, considering he has a financial interest in his own platform, Truth Social.
"The best thing that could happen to X is for Donald Trump to return, and I'm sure Elon Musk has been angling for it," Hallberg mentioned to Fox News Digital. "He wouldn't just ramp up interaction because of the expected surge in posts, but he might also entice back those who distanced themselves after Musk's takeover. Trump has a knack for boosting TV figures, and he's known to elevate metrics on social platforms as well."
According to Joe Concha, a contributor to Fox News, Trump has an impressive following on X, numbering close to 90 million, a figure that overshadows his following on Truth Social.
He conveyed to Fox News Digital that the platform "is hemorrhaging money and is by any objective account a failed endeavor because it's a predictable echo chamber for the right." For Trump to truly capture a wider audience, "he'll ultimately need X to reach voters outside of his core base."
After Musk's acquisition of the site, he brought back Trump's account, which had been previously suspended, in November. Musk's only comment on Trump's mugshot was a succinct "Next-level."
Besides the unprecedented nature of the mugshot, Trump's post on X made global headlines, especially due to his strong affiliation with the platform during its days as Twitter. Trump was removed from Twitter following the events of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol unrest, amid concerns that he might use his profile to encourage violence.
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