In the aftermath of the 2020 Election, major social media banned Donald Trump. The liberal-owning companies appeared to take pride in shutting down the 45th president’s access to their platforms. They claimed it was because he “incited” the riot on January 6—but we know they’ve been wanting to do that for a long time.
Since Trump left office, plenty of Americans have been eager to know if he’d show up again online. He has released numerous statements to the press, has given a few speeches, and appeared on cable news. But he has yet to reemerge on a social media platform.
You can imagine whatever platform received President Trump, millions of people will follow. The man had a formidable following, made up of both supporters and detractors. Now, according to one close aide, Trump will return very soon.
But it won’t be on TikTok (or anything else you’ve heard of).
“But I do think that we’re gonna see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here with his own platform,” Miller said during an interview on Fox News Channel’s program Media Buzz. “And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It’s gonna completely redefine the game and everybody is gonna be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does, but it will be his own platform.”
Miller said “it’s not just one company that’s approached the president, there’ve been numerous companies. But I think the president does know what direction that he wants to head here. And this new platform is gonna be big, and everyone wants him. He’s gonna bring millions and millions, tens of millions of people to this new platform.” [Source: Just the News]
Now, this is surprising. Jason Miller says Trump will return in “two or three months,” but on his own platform. And the aide claims that he will attract tens of millions of eager users.
It’s no small feat to start your own social media company. Normally, these sites start very small, with just a handle of devoted users. Only after years of hard work and improvements do they reach critical mass. Can Donald Trump create a social media platform that can manage millions of users right off the bat?
We can’t say for sure, but it makes sense that he’d want to build his own platform. Several alternative social networks have been vying for his attention, including conservative-owned Parler and Gab. But joining someone else’s network would mean Trump would always be subject to their changing rules and agenda. He would never be able to truly speak his mind.
Building his own network would ensure Trump’s free speech rights, as well as the rights of other users. It would become an oasis for free thought in a growing desert of suppression.
But will he be able to pull it off in just a few months? I guess we’ll find out.