Ever since Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter, rumors have been circulating that the ex-US president is thinking about his own social media platform. Now these efforts are apparently taking shape.
Trump’s own social media platform
It is to be launched in two to three months: Donald Trump’s own social media platform. It will “completely redefine the game,” Trump’s adviser Jason Miller told Fox News on Sunday.
I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform.
Permanent ban after Capitol storm
On Jan. 6, 2021, Trump supporters forcibly gained access to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., the seat of the U.S. Parliament.
Twitter, Facebook and the like then blocked Donald Trump’s accounts – because he made positive comments about the rioters and repeatedly cast doubt on the outcome of the presidential election.
The suspensions, which were initially intended to be temporary, have since evolved into a permanent exclusion. Even a renewed candidacy of Donald Trump for the office of U.S. president will not change this, Twitter CFO Ned Segal announced in early February 2021.
Trump’s private account @realdonaldtrump had almost 90 million followers at that time.
Trump and his need to share
Now that the president-elect apparently has too much free time on his hands and doesn’t know what to do with it, he wants to create his own social media platform.
And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does.
Trump’s own Twitter will attract “tens of millions of users,” Jason Miller predicts to Fox News. There have been intensive meetings with various teams at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. “Numerous companies” are also said to have contacted Trump.