Former U.S. President Donald Trump has no plans of returning to Twitter even though there will be changes in its ownership. Instead, he will be using Truth Social as the only platform for his voice.

This came moments after Elon Musk won a bid to take over Twitter, which had permanently banned Trump in January 2021, privately at $54.20 a share, reported The Verge.

On Monday, Trump told Fox News that he will formally join his own Truth Social over the next seven days, as he had planned. The former President said that he is "not going on Twitter," and that he is going to stay on Truth Social. He feels that Musk can make improvements to Twitter and that" he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on Truth."

Truth Social, which is the Trump Media & Technology Group social media platform, was formally launched last month. After having beta-tested since February, it has been up and running under its new cloud services for four days.

Trump said that they are taking in "millions of people, and what we’re finding is that the response on Truth is much better than being on Twitter."

Following the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, he was suspended from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Several of his tweets connected to the violent protests were deemed as inflammatory by Twitter. According to TechCrunch, Twitter permanently banned Trump last January citing concerns over the “risk of further incitement of violence” following the US Capitol attack.

Trump was asked whether Twitter under Musk's ownership could be competition to Truth Social. He thinks it is good, and that people "want liberty and justice and fairness in our country, and the more we can have open, the better." But Trump doesn’t view "that as a competition for what I am doing." He shared that Truth Social is a platform for his voice and for his supporters. He also wants everybody, including conservatives and liberals, to come over to his platform.

According to him, Twitter "became very boring because conservatives were thrown off or got off the platform when I left." He said that Twitter became "boring because there was no interaction."

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Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally on April 02, 2022 near Washington, Michigan. Trump is in Michigan to promote his America First agenda and voice his support for several Michigan Republican candidates. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

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