Former President Donald Trump is planning to launch his own social media platform in the next “two or three months,” according to senior adviser Jason Miller.
Miller, Trump’s 2020 campaign spokesman, said on Fox News’ “MediaBuzz” on Sunday that the former Republican president will return to social media and that the new platform will have “tens of millions” of people.
“I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform,” Miller claimed.
“And 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 exactly President Trump does.”
.@JasonMillerinDC said President Trump will be "returning to social media in two or three months" with "his own platform" that will "completely redefine the game" and attract "tens of millions" of new users. #MediaBuzz
— #MediaBuzz (@MediaBuzzFNC) March 21, 2021
“@JasonMillerinDC said President Trump would be ‘returning to social media in two or three months” with ‘his own platform” that will ‘completely redefine the game’ and attract ‘tens of millions’ of new users, Tweeted #MediaBuzz.”
After the largely left-leaning platforms alleged that Trump “incited violence” through his tweets linked to the uproar that ensued on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, the former president was blocked by Twitter and Facebook, among others.
Other tech firms have de-platformed the former U.S. president, including Facebook, Snapchat, Shopify, and Twitch.
Miller said he couldn’t say anything else about the Trump-led social media site. Still, he did say that former President Trump has been holding “high-powered meetings” with multiple teams at his Mar-a-Lago estate to further his company.
He responded by saying that “several companies” have already approached the former president about his project.
“This new platform is going to be big,” Miller predicted, noting that “tens of millions of people” will flock to the social media platform.
Former President Trump was the second-most-followed American politician on Twitter until his account was suspended. Former President Barack Obama leads that category. Trump has 88.6 million followers on Twitter and is one of Twitter’s top ten accounts. While Joe Biden, the Democratic President, reportedly has 9.3 million followers on his Twitter account.
Trump has previously teased about launching his own social media platform during a podcast interview that he is “doing things having to do with putting our own platform out there.”
Meanwhile, the account dedicated to “the 45th President of the United States of America,” @realdonaldtrump, has over 2.1 million followers on the social media site Gab.com.
Conservative users may give Trump’s new social media platform a boost, as they have accused Silicon Valley tech firms and social media companies of “censoring” conservative views on their platforms.
Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram and a former Facebook executive, admitted earlier this year that the social media giant had a bias and is “not neutral.”
“We’re not neutral,” Mosseri stated of Facebook, which owns Instagram. “No platform is neutral, we all have values, and those values influence the decisions we make.”
We’re not neutral. No platform is neutral, we all have values and those values influence the decisions we make. We try and be apolitical, but that’s increasingly difficult, particularly in the US where people are more and more polarized.
— Adam Mosseri 😷 (@mosseri) January 11, 2021