In an expected, nevertheless excellent, gambit former President Donald Trump will bypass the moguls of leftist social media and start his own social media platform. This column predicted this weeks ago, as Trump has the money to do so and obviously has missed the chance to directly interact with his supporters.
Other platforms like Parler gave Trump a shadow of his presence on Twitter. Now he and his acolytes will have a chance to say what they like without fear of censorship. It will be wild. Expect other media giants like Twitter and Facebook to try and stop Trump or at least limit his reach
.@JasonMillerinDC said President Trump will be "returning to social media in two or three months" with "his own platform" that will "completely redefine the game" and attract "tens of millions" of new users. #MediaBuzz
— #MediaBuzz (@MediaBuzzFNC) March 21, 2021
FNC: “Former President Donald Trump will be back on social media in the near future with his own service, according to one of his senior advisers. Trump was banned from Twitter following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. He had been a prolific poster on that platform before and during his presidency.”
“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,” Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News’ “#MediaBuzz” on Sunday. “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.”
Miller said Trump has had “high-powered meetings” at Mar-a-Lago with his team regarding the operation, and that “numerous companies” have sought after Trump to do business on the platform.
“This new platform is going to be big,” Miller teased, “tens of millions of people. This is really interesting, the fact that the president’s been off of social media for awhile, because his press releases, his statements have actually been getting almost more play than he ever got on Twitter before,” Miller said.
Newsweek noted, “Notably, that statement appeared to undercut the argument from Trump supporters that the former president’s freedom of speech was threatened by his removal from top social media sites.”
In related news, Miller commented, “Pay attention to Georgia tomorrow, on Monday. There’s a big endorsement that’s coming that’s going to really shake things up in the political landscape in Georgia. It’s big, it’s coming tomorrow, and just be sure to tune in.”