Top line

Former President Donald Trump will be launching his own social media platform in the next two to three months, one of his senior advisors said on Sunday, promising it will be “the hottest ticket on social media” after being told by Twitter , Facebook and other platforms have been excluded.

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Pennsylvania October 31, 2020. … [+] (Photo by Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Key factors

Jason Miller, a spokesperson for Trump’s 2020 campaign, told Fox News #MediaBuzz on Sunday that the former president would be making a return to social media in “about two to three months on his own platform”.

Miller said Trump held “many high profile meetings” in Mar-a-Lago with “numerous” companies who had reached out to the former president to work together on a social media platform.

Miller claimed the new platform would “get big” with tens of millions of users, but gave no specifics.

Crucial quote

“This is something I think will be the hottest ticket on social media,” Miller said on Sunday. “It will completely redefine the game and everyone will wait and watch to see what exactly President Trump does, but it will be its own platform.”

Key background

Following the January 6 attack on the Capitol, some social media outlets banned the president from their platforms and raised concerns about further incitement to violence. Twitter, Trump’s longtime platform of choice, put his account on hold on Jan. 8 after finding that his post-riot tweets “are most likely to encourage and inspire people to repeat the criminal acts that began on Jan. 6 in the US Capitol took place. ” “” A company’s audit committee is deciding whether its ban from Facebook and Instagram is permanent, while YouTube has indicated that its account could be unblocked there. Trump has largely stayed away from public appearances and statements since leaving office – apart from a lengthy speech at a Conservative conference in February and a few press releases that Miller announced on Sunday as “almost more leeway” than anything Trump ever tweeted Has.

Chief critic

Conservative social media platform Gab, which created a Trump account that Miller described as a “fake” in February, blew up Trump’s new company in now-deleted tweets, saying, “If there is anything like the campaign With 2020 running, it will be a complete and total failure No app stores. No hosting providers. No payment processors. No freedom of speech. Good luck! ”Within minutes, Gab’s Twitter account appeared to be dead.

further reading

Trump Teases 2024 Run And Blasts Biden’s First Month As “Most Disastrous” In Modern History (Forbes)

This is what a new social media app from Donald Trump could look like (Forbes)