During an exclusive interview Friday with Fox News host Sean Hannity, former President Donald Trump ended all speculation about whether he would like to make a return to Twitter.
According to The Hill, Trump called the social media platform that banned him earlier this year in the wake of a riot at the U.S. Capitol “really boring” and said “people are leaving” it in droves.
The former president said issuing statements directly to his supporters has proven much more fruitful than posting tweets.
“You’re canceled off Twitter. You’re canceled off social media platforms. Now, you put out your presidential statements. They go viral,” Trump explained, according to The Hill.
“A lot of people are leaving”
The 45th president also told Hannity on Friday that his “presidential statements” are “much more elegant than Twitter.”
“I’m really getting the big word out because we’re doing releases. Every time I do a release, it’s all over the place. It’s better than Twitter, much more elegant than Twitter,” Trump said. “And Twitter now is very boring. A lot of people are leaving Twitter. Twitter is becoming very, very boring.”
Indeed, while those on the left would never admit it, it is undeniable that Trump was great for the media business.
“When I started with Twitter years ago, it was like a failed thing, concept, media platform. It was failed,” Trump told Hannity, according to The Hill. “And it became exciting. And I think I had a lot to do with it, to be honest with you. It became very exciting. And now it is boring. And it’s no good anymore.”
“You have to do something”
Speaking with Hannity on Friday, Trump also touched on the issue of censorship and what he characterized as a monopoly on the free flow of information currently held by Big Tech.
In an effort to combat it, the former president has expressed openness to launching his own social media platform, which is apparently still in the works.
“We’re looking at it. We’re looking at different platforms. We have a lot of people that want to come off of existing platforms,” Trump told Hannity. “They have to be strong and can’t be dominated by Amazon, Google, and people that could take them off the air right away. You do need antitrust. You have to do something about it,” he added, according to Fox News.
Sadly, with Democrats at the helm in Washington, it’s unlikely that the Big Tech executives in Silicon Valley will face accountability any time soon.