In a remarkable comeback on X, former President Donald Trump has made a triumphant return with a powerful tweet that’s taken the internet by storm. After more than two years of silence, Trump’s tweet has garnered almost 250 million views as of the time of this writing, proving that his popularity has not dwindled and his voice still resonates strongly with his supporters.
Back in the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incident, Trump was unceremoniously booted off X which had been a crucial communication tool for him. Even when the suspension on his account was lifted last year after Tesla and Space X boss Elon Musk acquired the platform formerly known as “Twitter”,” the GOP presidential candidate remained silent, sticking to his Truth Social platform.
However, Thursday night marked his triumphant re-entry after he turned himself in for processing in his election interference case from Georgia.
At the heart of the X post was the viral mugshot, capturing Trump with a resolute expression. The image was accompanied by powerful phrases: “ELECTION INTERFERENCE” and “NEVER SURRENDER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2023
These words have been reverberating across social media as a rallying cry against what is perceived as a troubling attack on the democratic process.
Even Elon Musk himself was captivated by the wide reach achieved by Trump’s tweet, acknowledging its viral success. Musk noted that the image was receiving a remarkable “Approximately 10 million views per hour.”
Approximately 10 million views per hour of this image
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 25, 2023
But the tweet was more than just a message. It is linked to a fundraising page with a passionate call to action. In clear terms, the page declared, “If you are doing poorly due to the sinister people in control of our country right now, don’t even think about donating! But if you can, please make a contribution to evict Crooked Joe Biden from the White House and SAVE AMERICA during this dark chapter in our nation’s history.”
Trump’s mugshot, which was initially expected to mock his presidential ambitions for 2024, instead paints a picture of a bold leader who refuses to be silenced by forces that are determined to tear him down.
Through the drama, the GOP presidential forerunner has the backing of many Republicans — MAGA supporters or not — who share his belief that his legal battles are nothing more than a political witch-hunt. This orchestrated campaign, they argue, aims to tarnish his reputation and thwart his bid to reclaim the White House from President Joe Biden in 2024.