Former US President Donald Trump will soon return to social media with “his own platform,” said one of his top advisers, following the permanent ban on his account by Twitter.
Jason Miller, Trump’s senior adviser, told Fox News that Trump “will be back on social media in probably two or three months here, with his own platform.”
“I think this will be the most popular ticket on social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everyone is going to wait and watch to see exactly what President Trump is doing, but it will be their own platform.
Miller declined to provide further details on the nature of the new business, but said “there have been a lot of high power meetings at Mar-a-Lago” with “a lot of companies,” referring to the former president’s resort of Palm Beach.
Twitter announced in January that it would permanently ban Trump’s account from its platform, citing the risk that the U.S. president would use the site to incite further violence, following the assault on Capitol Hill.
In doing so, the company removed a megaphone that the former president obsessively broadcast to his 88 million supporters, with a mixture of vitriol aimed at political enemies and exaggerated praise for his allies.
Trump often took Washington’s political establishment by surprise as he made substantial political announcements by tweet, sometimes late at night.
Following the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob in early January, social media companies were forced to defend themselves against accusations that they facilitated the assault on the building by allowing it to spread from afar conspiracy theories and disinformation. good groups, and the president himself.
At the same time, the Conservatives argued that social media companies, and Twitter in particular, is biased against them.
An attempt by Parler to lure users to its platform with the promise of fewer restrictions, which led conservatives to believe they could have found an alternative to Twitter, was thwarted when Amazon Web Services suspended its web hosting. Apple and Google had already moved to kick it out of their mobile app stores.
Last month, the ex-president teased his supporters about a return to politics at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida.
Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in January after lawmakers accused him of “inciting an insurgency” for his role in agitating a mob of supporters who stormed the Capitol.