MSNBC’s Alex Wagner duped by fake statement claiming Twitter’s Trump ban was reversed

MSNBC primetime anchor Alex Wagner was duped into airing a fake statement on Thursday night time through which former President Donald Trump purportedly claimed that his Twitter account can be reinstated following Elon Musk’s takeover of the company.

 Wagner referenced the fake Trump statement dwell on her present shortly after Musk closed the deal to purchase Twitter – noting that Musk’s pledge to not flip the platform right into a “hellscape” can be put to the check.

“We will see about that ‘free-for-all hellscape’ promise and whether a certain Twitter account that once coined the term ‘covfefe’ is coming back,” Wagner quipped. “Side note, just a moment ago, Trump himself issued a statement congratulating Elon Musk on buying Twitter. He says his account will be back on Monday.”

The hoax statement attributed to Trump had circulated on Twitter previous to MSNBC’s mistake, with conservative creator Dinesh D’Souza amongst those that shared it.

“Congratulations to Elon Musk on his purchase of Twitter. Many people are saying that change was needed, as the old management was too concerned with the woke agenda,” the fake statement stated. “I have been told that my account will be back up and running on Monday – we will see. Happy to be able to engage with an African-American owned business!”

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Elon Musk closed his deal to purchase Twitter late Thursday.
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Wagner’s group later apologized for the error on Twitter.

“In the rush of reporting on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter we included some bad information about Donald Trump’s reaction to the deal. We regret the error,” Wagner’s group stated in a statement posted to the present’s official Twitter account.

The Post has reached out to MSNBC for extra remark.

Musk intends to finish the apply of everlasting bans on Twitter accounts now that his takeover of the company is full, Bloomberg reported. Still, the billionaire has but to deal with his plans for Trump’s account. It’s not clear whether or not Trump’s account will probably be reinstated within the close to time period, in keeping with Bloomberg.

Alex Wagner
Alex Wagner hosts MSNBC’s key primetime present.
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In May, Musk indicated that he would reverse Trump’s everlasting suspension if he succeeded in shopping for Twitter.

“Permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots, or scam, spam accounts … I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump,” Musk stated on the time.

“I think that was a mistake, because it alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice.”

Former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been banned for the reason that Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
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Trump’s Twitter account was completely suspended following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Musk’s pledge to re-emphasize free speech at Twitter has prompted concern amongst his critics that Trump’s account might be reinstated.

Trump has since based his personal social media platform, Truth Social. The ex-president beforehand indicated he didn’t plan to rejoin Twitter even when his account was restored.

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