Trump mocked for reportedly trying to launch his own social media platform

Trump mocked for reportedly trying to launch his own social media platform
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Donald Trump has been without social media since January and if reports from the weekend are anything to go by, he is already hankering for a return.

The former president was banned from nearly every social media platform going following the shocking scenes at the US Capitol building on 6th January, where he was accused of stoking the animosity of his supporters which lead to the violence.

Now his former spokesperson Jason Miller is reporting that Trump is launching his own social media app in “two to three months.” Speaking to Fox News, Miller said “The president’s been off of social media for a while [but] his press releases, his statements have actually been getting almost more play than he ever did on Twitter before”, adding that the app could be “the hottest ticket in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game.”

Miller did not reveal much more than that but appeared confident that the app would be popular amongst Trump supporters who have been starved of the words of the former president for months now.

Many members of the American right-wing have since found themselves migrating to apps like Parler and Gab which is has a considerably more conservative approach to social media but surely the lure of Trump would be too much for some to ignore.

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The news of Trump potentially returning to social media has received mixed reactions with some mocking his latest attempt to remain relevant or even whether he will actually be able to sustain it, after all, many of his other business ventures haven’t been resounding successes.

Of course, Trump supporters will no doubt be elated that their favourite president will be returning to social media but it remains to be seen if this will actually happen or prove to be a success for the real estate mogul.

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