In the wake of former President Donald Trump’s banning from virtually every major social media platform following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, months later, Trump’s camp set up a type of personal blog page called ““From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.”
According to CNBC, the page was permanently shut down this week. But Trump spokesperson Jason Miller essentially told the outlet that the blog page was nothing more than an “auxiliary” communications page while Trump’s team continues to work on “border efforts,” which many believe points at the nearing of Trump joining or launching a new social platform.
What’s going on?
The launching of the blog page on Trump’s official website was only meant to serve as a temporary communications channel, but it was noted that it received merely a fraction of the social media engagement that Trump received when he was active on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Miller told CNBC that the blog page “will not be returning,” adding that “It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on.”
When pressed, Miller provided no details as far as what he meant by “broader efforts,” telling the outlet “Hoping to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I do not have a precise awareness of timing.”
On Wednesday morning, former Nevada GOP chairwoman Amy Tarkanian responded to one of Miller’s tweets concerning Trump’s alleged plans to launch a social media platform, asking if the shutdown of the blog page was a “precursor” to that.
“Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned!” Miller replied.
When will Trump be back?
In a Fox News report from March, it was revealed that Trump would be returning to social media within several months, which would line up with the timing of the latest development concerning his blog page being taken offline.
“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 told Fox News at the time.
“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,” he added.
Miller went on to add that there had already been “high-powered” talks with potential investors interested in a Trump-centric social media platform. With Trump’s large and rabid base of social media support from when he was active on Facebook and Twitter, launching his own platform is almost a guaranteed success.
It was predicted at the time by Miller that Trump’s new platform will draw “tens of millions” of users off the bat, adding, “This new platform is going to be big.”