In January, the world’s top social media companies took the unprecedented step of removing the leader of the free world, then-President Donald Trump, from their platforms.
While Trump has kept a relatively low profile since then, a new report suggests that may be about to change. According to Newsmax contributor and former Trump transition advisor Jason Miller, Trump may soon be launching his own social media platform, Fox News reported.
“Completely redefine” social media
On Sunday, Miller told Fox News Channel’s MediaBuzz that the former president is about to “completely redefine” social media.
“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 said.
“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 spoke of “high-powered meetings” held at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort that involved “numerous companies” but said he could not provide specifics.
“This new platform is going to be big,” Miller continued, predicting that it would draw in “tens of millions of people.”
Twitter: Trump will remain banned
Twitter announced earlier this year that Trump had been permanently banned from its platform, allegedly due to concerns that he would incite violence, The Hill reported.
According to Twitter officials, the ban on Trump will remain in effect even if the former president tries to run for another term in four years.
“The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO or you are a former or current public official,” Twitter chief financial officer Ned Segal told CNBC last month.
“Our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we would have to remove them from the service and our policies don’t allow people to come back,” Segal continued.
“He was removed when he was president, and there’d be no difference for anybody who [was] a public official once they’ve been removed from the service,” he said.