(JustPatriots.com)- Former President Donald Trump is planning a return to social media — but not on Twitter, Facebook or any of the other big tech giants. He’s planning to start his own platform.
On Sunday, one of his long-time advisers, Jason Miller, said on Fox that the former president would be “returning to social media in probably about two or three months.” Miller, who also served as a spokesperson for the 2020 Trump presidential campaign, said it would be on “his own platform” that will eventually attract “tens of millions” of new users, and it will also “completely redefine the game.”
On the “MediaBuzz” show on Fox, Miller said:
“This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what President Trump does, but it will be his own platform.”
Miller also said Trump had been approached by various companies about starting the new platform, and he’s currently in talks with some of them. He continued:
“This new platform is going to be big. Everyone wants him and he’s going to bring millions and millions — tens of millions — to his platform.”
Trump himself even teased the news of the new platform during a podcast interview with Lisa Boothe. On the Fox News contributor’s “The Truth” show, he said:
“I’m doing things having to do with putting our own platform out there that you’ll be hearing about soon.”
He then referred to Miller’s comments, which he said “are getting picked up much better than any tweet.” His new method of communication is “much more elegant,” Trump said. He continued:
“You’re seeing that we put out statements from the president, et cetera, et cetera. And it’s getting picked up by everybody, everything we say. I think it’s been very big. I’ve only started doing that over the last three or four weeks.
“But the voices out there — I think, maybe in a certain way — may be as big as ever.”
The former president was once a huge presence on social media, especially Twitter, where he garnered millions of followers. Mainstream media companies would stalk his Twitter account, waiting for the president to say something.
Trump often used Twitter as a way to connect directly with his supporters and the American people in general. It was a way for him to get his message directly to the people, rather than having to go through mainstream media sources, as presidents in the past have had to do.
It all came crashing down around the 2020 presidential election, though. Twitter, Facebook and other big tech companies started to censor conservative voices, using Trump as the poster child for bad actions. They first suspended and warned Trump, and then eventually banned him from their platforms altogether.
In the time since, Trump hasn’t been able to connect directly with the American people in the same way. Now, though, it looks like he’ll have another avenue to do so — one that won’t be censored by liberal big tech executives.