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    Former US President Trump makes comeback on Twitter, now called X

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    Former US President Donald Trump made his first appearance on X, the platform previously known as Twitter, on Thursday, sharing a photograph of his mugshot, which was taken during his surrender in Georgia in the 2020 election case.

    Throughout his 2016 presidential campaign and first term, Trump was widely recognised for his extensive use of Twitter, which he used for everything from insulting political opponents to divulging key White House decisions.

    Trump originally posted his mugshot on Truth Social, a company in which he has a financial stake.

    He then used his dormant @realdonaldtrump account, which had been idle for almost two years, to post on X.

    Elon Musk, the CEO of X, reopened Trump’s account late last year, restoring a ban on the former US president’s account issued in January 2021 due to his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurgency.

    On Thursday, Trump surrendered to police in Fulton County, Georgia, to be arrested on charges related to alleged efforts to change the results of the state’s 2020 presidential election.

    He was freed on a $200,000 bail roughly 20 minutes after being booked at the Fulton County Jail, where he was fingerprinted and his photograph was taken, making him the first US president, past or present, to do so.

    The former US president is charged with 13 felony charges, including breaches of Georgia’s RICO Act, solicitation of oath violation by a public officer, conspiracy to conduct impersonating a public authority, and conspiracy to commit false statements.

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