Former US President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on May 18, 2021 in New York City.
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former President Donald TrumpK’s blog – a webpage where he shared statements after major social media companies banned him from their platform – has been shut down permanently, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
The “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” page has been removed from Trump’s website after going live less than a month ago.
It “won’t be back,” his senior colleague Jason Miller told CNBC.
“It was helpful to our broader efforts and we are working on,” Miller said via email.
He declined to provide additional details about those efforts.
“More information about the wider effort is expected soon, but I don’t know the exact timing,” Miller said.
But later on Wednesday asked online if the move was a “precursor” to the former president joining “another social media platform,” Miller replied: “Yes, indeed, it is. Stay tuned!”
Facebook and Twitter Banned Trump from posting on your platform After the attack on the US Capitol by supporters of the then President on January 6. Trump, who never listened to the president Joe Biden, repeatedly and falsely claimed on social media after the November 3 election that the race had been stolen by widespread fraud.
US President Donald Trump uses his cellphone as he holds a roundtable discussion with governors about the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, at the White House in Washington, DC In the State Dining Room, June 18, 2020.
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Trump and his allies have long accused the social media giant of being tainted by political bias and of censoring conservatives. The former president has teased the rollout of an alternative platform.
But the blog, unveiled last month and originally billed As a new “communication platform,” the biggest social media companies seemed ill-advised to take on.
Miller clarified at the time – on Twitter – that the “Desk” page was “a great resource” for finding Trump’s statements, “but it is not a new social media platform.”
At the time of his social media ban in January, Trump had millions of followers on Twitter and millions on Facebook.
In contrast, Trump’s blog struggled to collect even an excerpt from that engagement, NBC News The report came a week after its launch, citing data compiled with BuzzSumo.
Since leaving office on January 20, the former president, who has strongly indicated that he may run for the White House again in 2024, has made only a few personal appearances and only participated in interviews with friendly media outlets. have taken.
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