It has only been a few weeks since former President Donald Trump left the White House after his first and only term, but all eyes are still on the former president to see what his next venture will entail.
Thanks to an exclusive interview, Breitbart was able to reveal potentially game-changing plans that the president has with regard to his love for social media. Senior Trump adviser Jason Miller told the outlet that Trump is already in the process of considering launching his very own social network in the near future.
What Did He Say?
Trump was a prolific user of social media — especially Twitter and Facebook — before he was ultimately booted off the platform in his final days on the job as a result of allegations that he “incited” the Capitol riots that occurred in Washington D.C. on January 6.
Toward the end of his presidency, through his advisers, he promised his tens of millions of loyal supporters that someday soon, he would be back on social media where he would undoubtedly wield his still very strong political power moving forward.
“I would expect that we will see the president reemerge on social media,” Miller told Breitbart. “Whether that’s joining an existing platform or creating his new platform, there are a number of different options and a number of different meetings that they’ve been having on that front. Nothing is imminent on that.”
Miller was pressed on what a Trump-centric social media platform would look like, but Miller didn’t budge too much, repeating the line that “all options are on the table,” while reassuring the reporter that Trump will be back on social media in one form or another.
“A number of things are being discussed. Stay tuned there because you know he’s going to be back on social media. We’re just kind of figuring out which avenue makes the most sense,” Miller said.
Is It Possible?
We all know that Facebook (and Instagram, which it owns) and Twitter are the major, big tech players in the social media world. But both of those networks have no plans on reinstating Trump and have publicly said so.
Parler, an emerging competitor to Twitter which may or may not make a comeback after Apple, Google, and Amazon AWS teamed up to bury it following the Capitol riots, is not stable enough for Trump to establish a presence. Other smaller networks like Gab probably don’t have the hype behind them for the president to set up shop.
According to Bloomberg, in early January the president was apparently considering making a move to one of the alternative social networks, but the idea was squashed by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. A number of reasons were given, including that they weren’t “suitable” for the president and perhaps more concerning is that they lacked the back-end horsepower to accommodate an influx of literally tens of millions of new users.
The only way an effective, popular new social network could launch and take hold is if one had the nearly unlimited financial resources and millions of eager followers it would require to get off the ground and out of all people on earth, Mr. Trump literally has those boxes checked.
Only time will tell if Trump pursues such a lofty venture, but if he does, you can bet that it will likely be nothing short of an overnight success.