July 13, 2024

Former president made the announcement during UFC 302.

Former President Donald Trump made a comeback on the social media platform TikTok on Saturday, quickly going viral and surpassing Joe Biden’s follower count.

Trump’s reemergence on TikTok was marked by a short clip featuring UFC President Dana White announcing Trump was back on the platform.

@realdonaldtrump Launching my TikTok at @UFC ♬ original sound – President Donald J Trump

Trump expressed his honor in response, followed by a montage of the Republican presidential contender greeting fans at the arena during the UFC 302 event.

To end the video, Trump remarked, “That was a good walk-on, right?”

The clip garnered over 4 million views in just over 6 hours.

Trump also amassed over 2 million followers less than 24 hours after posting the clip.

By contrast, the Biden campaign has been on the app for months and only has 335K followers.

NEW: Donald Trump has amassed over 1.1 million followers on TikTok in just 10 hours after he announced at UFC 302 that he was joining the app.

For comparison, the Biden campaign has been on the app for months and only has 335k followers.

Trump’s first post received a whopping… pic.twitter.com/h13epSGnjH

— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) June 2, 2024

The move is a significant shift given Trump had previously called for the app’s ban over its association with Communist China.

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