Commentary: Desperate to Be Heard, Trump is Creating His Own Social Media Service
Following the insurrection that he incited, Donald Trump was kicked off of Twitter for good. It was a devastating blow for the ex-President who was one of the early adopters of the service. And Trump quickly realized that platforms like Parler or Gab weren’t for him.
Millions of Americans are now thrilled that they don’t have to hear the former president’s thoughts every day. But amazingly enough, there are also millions that are eager to hear what he has to say. And he will soon be giving them what they want.
This weekend, Trump spokesperson Jason Miller revealed that the former president is creating his old service. MediaBuzz reports, “Jason Miller aid President Trump will be ‘returning to social media in two or three months’ with “his own platform” that will ‘completely redefine the game’ and attract ‘tens of millions’ of new users.”
.@JasonMillerinDC said President Trump will be "returning to social media in two or three months" with "his own platform" that will "completely redefine the game" and attract "tens of millions" of new users. #MediaBuzz
— #MediaBuzz (@MediaBuzzFNC) March 21, 2021
The former President is desperate to stay in control of the Republican party. Lawmakers in the GOP are much less afraid to criticize him now that he can’t drag them on Twitter. So the move to create his own platform could regain him some of the power he has lost. Of course, Trump is a terrible business person who has run all of his ventures into the ground.
In the long run, it might not matter at all. Trump is facing severe legal jeopardy in both New York and Georgia. Even if the new service is a success, he may not be around to enjoy it.