Former President Donald Trump may be preparing to make a return to social media, Breitbart reported.
Following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Trump was banned from several top social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook. The big tech giants justified the bans on the grounds that it was necessary to prevent further violence.
Since then, Trump, who was a frequent user of social media, has been relatively quiet. He has released a few statements from his office, has given some interviews, and delivered a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, but compared to his once-daily updates, his supporters have not heard much from him.
Now, that’s all about to change.
“Hottest ticket in social media”
This new information came from Jason Miller, one of Trump’s closest advisers, who provided an update on Trump’s social media plans during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s MediaBuzz on Sunday.
“Donald Trump obviously has been booted off Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, which were a great megaphone for him. Does he plan to get back on social media perhaps with some new outfit?” asked host Howard Kurtz.
“I do think we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media and probably about two or three months here with his own platform,” Miller revealed.
He continued, “This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It’s going to completely redefine the game. Everyone will be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does. But it will be his own platform.”
“Bring tens of millions” to new platform
Kurtz asked Miller to provide some more information about this new platform, but Miller said he was not able to go into too much further detail.
He did predict, however, that Trump will be able to bring millions of people to the new platform. He said:
There have been a lot of high-powered meetings he has been having at Mar-a-Lago with teams of folks that have been coming in. I got to tell you it’s not just one company that’s approached the president. There have been numerous companies. I think the president knows what direction he wants to head here. This new platform is going to be big, and everyone wants him. He’s going to bring millions and millions, tens of millions of people to this new platform.”
Miller has floated the possibility in recent months that Trump could create his own social media platform. It now appears that this will indeed be the direction that Trump will go in, as opposed to joining an alternative social media site.
This is exactly what Trump supporters have been waiting for, and it appears they only have to wait a few more months now.