Trump shuts down his blog after less than a month

Trump shuts down his blog after less than a month

Trump shuts down his blog after less than a month

The blog was on DonaldJTrump.com and launched on May 4.

Nearly a month after it was first announced, former President Donald Trump has shuttered a section on his website that he used to post statements after being banned from major social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, Trump senior aide Jason Miller confirmed to ABC News.

Wednesday's revelation comes after the senior Trump aide Jason Miller told CNBC that Trump had permanently shut down his blog, which was launched on May 5.

His team billed the site as a social-media giant that would rival the likes of Twitter and Facebook.

Fox News, which first reported that Trump had started the blog, dubbed it a "new communications platform".

"It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on", Miller said in email correspondence.

The former president's page on DonaldTrump.com - called "From the Desk of Donald Trump" - launched in May and was created to communicate with his supporters.

Some thought From the Desk of Donald J. Trump was the platform he had alluded to, but Mr Miller confirmed in May that it was not, saying: "we'll have additional information coming on that front in the very near future".

The New York Time Washington Correspondent Maggie Haberman has claimed that he had told "a number of people he's in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated" as President by August.

Trump still wants to launch some other platform - timing not yet determined - and didn't like that this first attempt was being mocked as a loser, according to a Trump adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk frankly about the former president's plans.

Trump himself tried to downplay the role of the blog.

On Twitter, Amy Tarkanian, former Nevada GOP chair, tweeted about the news, writing, "Perhaps this is a precursor to him joining another social media platform?" Trump's accounts-which had tens of millions of followers-on Facebook, Twitter, and other Big Tech sites were suspended after the January 6 Capitol incident. Facebook also banned the former president, and while their oversight board upheld that decision, they left open the possibility of re-assessing.

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