President Donald Trump made headlines last month after Twitter and other social media giants took the unprecedented step of removing him from their platforms.
Instead of trying to get back in the tech companies’ favor, Trump may decide to create his own platform, the Washington Examiner reported.
“I would expect that we will see the president reemerge on social media,” former Trump campaign strategist Jason Miller said over the weekend during a radio interview with Breitbart News Saturday, according to the Examiner.
“Whether that’s joining an existing platform or creating his new platform, there are a number of different options and a number of different meetings that they’ve been having on that front,” Miller explained.
“All options are on the table”
Miller said that “nothing is imminent,” however, “all options are on the table. A number of things are being discussed,” he said.
“Stay tuned there because you know he’s going to be back on social media. We’re just kind of figuring out which avenue makes the most sense,” he added.
A return to mainstream social media seems unlikely for the former president, as the Washington Examiner noted that “Facebook said it had ‘no plans’ to unblock his account and Twitter banned him permanently.”
“I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter,” said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Still, he argued that it “was the right decision for Twitter.”
Dorsey planning to go after others
In video footage released earlier this year by the controversial undercover investigative group Project Veritas, Dorsey seemed far more enthusiastic about Trump’s removal and suggested that he was far from being the only target.
“We are focused on one account [President Trump] right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration,” Dorsey could be heard saying in the video.
“We have to expect that we have to be ready for that,” he said. “So, the focus is certainly on this account, and how it ties to real-world violence.
“But also, we need to think much longer-term around how these dynamics play out over time,” Dorsey added. “I don’t believe this is going away any time soon.”