Published: Thu, June 03, 2021
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Donald Trump pulls own blog from internet

Donald Trump pulls own blog from internet

Miller lauded the blog on Twitter on May 4, hinting that a new platform was in the works.

DONALD TRUMP has reportedly told a number of people close to him that he expects to be reinstated in the White House at some point over the coming months. When it then launched in early May, everyone with eyes could see that it was just a lamely formatted blog and was unlikely to provide him with the satisfaction he once enjoyed as King of Right Wing Twitter. The figures are a staggering shift for the former president, who boasted more than 88 million followers on Twitter and 35 million on Facebook before the two platforms pulled the plug on his accounts after the assault on the Capitol and as Mr. Trump continued to post baseless claims about the 2020 election.

The blog launched in May (via Fox News) and even though it was referred to as a "communications platform", it did not seem that it packed the same punch as a traditional social media company.

The blog's demise comes after the Washington Post reported the site's posts was shared to Facebook fewer than 2,000 times per day.

Facebook, too, barred Mr. Trump from using his Facebook and Instagram accounts after the Capitol assault, citing the "risks of allowing the president to continue" using the platform.

That had to cause some Trump rage. "This is meant to be a temporary way of getting my thoughts and ideas out to the public without the Fake News spin, but the website is not a 'platform, '" Trump said in one statement.

"It is merely a way of communicating until I decide on what the future will be for the choice or establishment of a platform". Facebook also banned the former president, and while their oversight board upheld that decision, they left open the possibility of re-assessing.

The blog on the website was touted as a major new outlet following Trump's defeat in November and punishment by the top social media players for stirring up a mob that ransacked Congress on January 6.

The DHS, Imperial Restrooms, and office of Mr Trump were approached for comment by The Independent. While Trump's Twitter ban is permanent, he's still waiting to find out whether he will be let back on Facebook.

To which we say, "Good luck!"

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