Color. I. Shocked. Former US President Donald Trump wants to make a comeback on social media with his own platform.
After being banned from virtually every major social website on the planet earlier this year, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Shopify, he wants to build his own platform. Well, not like there is any other choice.
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Last night, Trump’s senior adviser Jason Miller said on a Fox News show that the former president will launch a new platform in two to three months:
I think we’re going to see President Trump coming back to social media in probably a couple of months here, with his own platform. And that’s something that I think will be the most popular social media ticket, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everyone is going to wait and watch to see what exactly President Trump is doing.
Miller added that he expects this new platform to attract “tens of millions of people.”
Trump and his supporters tried to move the base to the right-wing social media app Speak after his big tech ban. But due to lack of user dataprivacy and posts that may incite violence, the platform has been kicked from Apple’s App Store, Google Play Store, and even cloud hosting provider Amazon Web Services (AWS).
If the former president’s new app has similar characteristics, it can be difficult to get a long-term hosting partner.
This isn’t the first time the Trump team has expressed the desire for a whole new social network. In January, Donald Trump Jr. called on Elon Musk to create a new “unbiased” platform – but there was no response.