According to a senior adviser for President Donald Trump, the former president is set to launch his own social media website in the coming months, as reported by USA Today.
Senior adviser Jason Miller revealed this development in an interview with Fox News, saying that “I do think we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media, probably in about two or three months here, with his own platform.” Miller added that “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.”
The idea of President Trump launching his own social media platform had been frequently suggested by supporters in the aftermath of his unprecedented ban from most of the Big Tech giants in early January. After the mostly peaceful protests at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, which the Democrats have falsely called a “riot” and “insurrection,” and have falsely accused him of “inciting,” President Trump was banned from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, SnapChat, and other major sites within the span of a few days. The move was widely seen as an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment, especially since President Trump was still in office at the time.
Although President Trump and many of his supporters were active on the Twitter alternative Parler, the site came under fire from the mainstream media and a coordinated attack by its Big Tech competitors. Apple and Google removed the website’s app from their app stores, and Amazon, whose servers provided Parler its ability to function, pulled the plug on its service. Parler has since resurfaced on new servers, but its functionality has been significantly slower since then.
As such, many Free Speech advocates and supporters of President Trump have suggested that simply creating an entirely new pro-First Amendment social media platform is the only option for truly circumventing such a coordinated campaign of censorship.
“There have been a lot of high-powered meetings he’s been having at Mar-a-Lago with some of the folks who’ve been coming in,” Miller continued, adding that “this new platform is going to be big and everybody wants him.”