Former President Donald Trump plans to return back to social media in the next “two or three months” with his “own platform,” according to one of his senior advisers.
“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,” Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News MediaBuzz Howard Kurtz Sunday.
“This new platform is going to be big,” Miller added, predicting that the new platform from Trump will “completely redefine the game” and draw “tens of millions” of users.
The big news from Miller comes two months after Twitter permanently suspended Trump following the Capitol riots, with other social media platforms following suit. Facebook, indefinitely suspended Trump a week after Twitter has done so in January and set up an independent oversight board to decide whether the ban should stand.
After Twitter and Facebook actions, Google then suspended Trump’s YouTube channel, Reddit banned some pro-Trump forums, with Snapchat, which had already limited Trump’s activity on its network, announced that it would permanently ban his account starting Jan. 20, the final day of his presidency.
In an interview last month, Twitter’s chief financial officer, Ned Segal, said the company’s ban on his account will remain even if he decides to run again for office.
“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,” Segal said.
Miller told Kurtz that Trump is currently holding “high-powered meetings” at Mar-a-Lago and it not only just one company who is interested in working with the former president to develop the new platform.
“There have been a lot of high-powered meetings he’s been having at Mar-a-Lago with some teams of folks who have been coming in, and I gotta tell you, it’s not just one company that’s approached the president. There have been numerous companies, and I think the President does know what directions that he wants to head here and this new platform is going to be big and everyone wants him. He’s going to bring millions and millions, tens of millions of people to this new platform.”
When asked if the former president will still continue endorsing Republican candidates for the 2022 election, Miller teased a “big endorsement” in a Georgia race that he said is going to “really shake things up in the political landscape.”
“Pay attention to Georgia tomorrow, on Monday. There’s a big endorsement that’s coming that’s going to really shake things up in the political landscape in Georgia. It’s big, it’s coming tomorrow, and just be sure to tune in.”
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