Trump still wants to launch some other platform - timing not yet determined - and didn't like that this first attempt was being mocked as a loser, according to a Trump adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk frankly about the former president's plans. He was a prolific poster on social media platforms, pillorying the Democratic political opposition, endorsing Republican candidates he liked and trashing those he didn't, and offering his commentary on the events of the day.
Within weeks, the Washington Post was reporting that the site had virtually no one looking at it, leading to Trump being defensive himself.
But both Facebook and Twitter banned him from posting on their sites. That ruling, which was a clear punt back to Facebook's executives, suggested that the suspension was justified after Trump's incitement of the January 6 riot, however the board panel said that the company needed to have a clear policy for permanent bans, and/or it could not permanently ban someone in this way. "This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media". Trump assailed Facebook as "a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our country" when an internal review panel recently upheld the ban against him, pending further review.
But no details have been shared about the new Trump platform.
Trump's blog at first was billed as a new "communications platform".
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But for now Trump is without a platform once again, and the New York Times reports that some close advisors were "frustrated" by Trump's totally in-character decision to shut the thing down after just a month. He says he is considering running for another term in the 2024 election but won't decide until after the 2022 congressional elections.
FILE - Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump is sliding toward online irrelevance.
Trump only needed "From the Desk of" because he's been booted from almost every major online platform after he inspired an insurrection at the nation's Capitol.
As so many blogs have, it fizzled soon after being started and now it is dead.