If you’ve spent any time on Twitter over the last few days, you’ve probably seen people talking about the ‘Trumpet app.’ But what exactly is the Trumpet app? That’s what a lot of folks have been asking themselves. Trending topics come and go on Twitter faster than anyone can keep up with. One minute everyone’s talking about footage from an upcoming movie. The next minute people are obsessing over celebrity drama.
The last couple of weeks on Twitter have been particularly hectic. In early April, Elon Musk bought over 73 million shares of Twitter stock to obtain a 9.2 percent stake in the company. Following some drama about joining (and then not joining) Twitter’s board of directors, Musk offered to purchase Twitter for around $43 billion. Just a few days later, Twitter accepted the deal and put Musk on the path to owning the company and taking it private.
As you can imagine, this has created a lot of discussion on Twitter, particularly thanks to an increase in Tweets from Musk himself. Musk’s Twitter page has been loaded with Tweets about free speech, opinions on the far left and far right, and even jokes about him wanting to purchase Coca-Cola. Among all of that, Musk has also Tweeted about the Trumpet app. This caused ‘Trumpet app’ and ‘#trumpet’ to go viral on Twitter for a couple of days, but what in the world is the Trumpet app in the first place?
Simply put, Trumpet app is not a real application. Instead, it’s Musk’s way of joking about Truth Social. It all started when Musk Tweeted a screenshot of the App Store with Truth Social listed as the #1 free app for the iPhone. Musk accompanied the screenshot by saying, “Truth Social is currently beating Twitter & TikTok on the Apple Store.” A follow-up Tweet from Musk said, “Truth Social (terrible name) exists because Twitter censored free speech.” And finally, Musk Tweeted that Truth Social “Should be called Trumpet instead!”
That’s all Trumpet app is — a joke about Truth Social being a platform for fans of Donald Trump. There’s no actual Trumpet app on the App Store or Play Store, at least not in the context Musk Tweeted about. It’s just another joke from the meme-lord himself. It’s all part of Musk’s bid to change free speech on Twitter, a tall order he’s been Tweeting about for the last few weeks. Whether or not Musk succeeds with that goal remains to be seen, but if these Tweets are anything to go by, at least part of the strategy includes Trumpet app jokes.
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Source: Elon Musk