Former US President Donald Trump is once again hunting for another social media (opens in new tab) platform after his team confirmed it was taking down his official blog less than a month after it went live.
The blog, entitled “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump”, was setup after mainstream social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook had banned the former president (opens in new tab) from their platforms.
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Following his exit from the White House and the launch of his blog, Trump had been sharing official statements through his office and his political action committee, Save America, according to reports.
Move to another platform?
While the President was invited by Parler, the platform of choice for many of his supporters, which has been dealing with issues of its own (opens in new tab), Trump instead decided to set up the blog on his website itself.
Citing data compiled with BuzzSumo, NBC News (opens in new tab) had reported that Trump’s short-lived blog had failed to garner even a fraction of the millions of followers he had on Twitter and Facebook at the time of his ban.
Confirming the deletion of the blog, senior aide Jason Miller confirmed to CNBC that the blog will not be returning.
“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” Miller told CNBC via email, without adding further details.
However, when quizzed on Twitter whether the blog’s deletion was a “precursor” to the former president joining “another social media platform,” Miller replied “Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned!”
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Via CNBC (opens in new tab)