Former President Donald Trump and his team continue to move forward with plans to start their own social media platform. “We're moving forward,” one source close to the former President said Tuesday. “And President Trump will have his voice back one way or another,” he added. Currently, they are “taking the time to do it right.”
Trump Launches 45 Office
Meanwhile, Trump and his wife, former First Lady Melania Trump launched 45Office.com earlier this week. This is Trump’s official website to maintain their connection with supporters. 45 Office will also serve as a site to update followers of the former President’s scheduled appearances. In addition, Trump’s representatives said that 45Office.com will allow individuals to communicate directly with President and Mrs. Trump. “President and Mrs. Trump is continually strengthened by the enduring spirit of the American people, and they look forward to staying in touch,” an official statement read.
Since he stepped down from office this January, Trump remained outspoken on current events. With the help of his team, Trump relied primarily on press releases and television appearances for public statements. It didn’t help that in the wake of the Capitol rots last January 6, major social media companies effectively banned Trump and shut down his accounts.
Trump’s Own Social Media Platform
Trump senior adviser Jason Miller earlier hinted that the former President will launch his own social media platform within two or three months. “I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media is probably about two or three months here, with his own platform. And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does.,” Miller said during a Fox News interview.
While Miller said he can’t provide details, he did say that Trump is conducting “high-powered meetings” at Mar-a-Lago regarding his planned social media venture. Reportedly, numerous companies have approached Trump for possible tie-ins. “This new platform is going to be big,” Miller said, predicting that Trump will draw “tens of millions of people.”
Facebook Removed Trump Interview
Even without an official platform, the former President continues to bask in the limelight.
Just this week, Facebook removed a video of an interview with Trump conducted by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. Facebook later explained that any media containing “in the voice of Donald Trump” will be taken down.
Later, Facebook sent Trump officials an email, warning them they will remove any content “in the voice of President Trump” from Facebook and Instagram. Consequently, accounts that will continue to post Trump content may receive penalties as well. “This guidance applies to all campaign accounts and Pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messaging vehicles on our platforms, and former surrogates,” the email said.
Censorship Won’t Work
Upon removal from Facebook, the social media company sent niece Laura Trump an email. “We are reaching out to let you know that we removed content from Lara Trump's Facebook Page that featured President Trump speaking. In line with the block, we placed on Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts,” it wrote.
Afterward, Lara Trump shared the email immediately to her Instagram. “What they did to Lara was disgraceful. They’re shutting down our voices, anything to do with Trump,” said a Trump official. “It's not good what’s going on. They are trying to completely silence us,” he continued. Long term, supporters should worry. Facebook’s censorship is “not going to work out all too well though because we’re firing away and starting up our own stuff right now,” the source added.
Watch the Fox news video explaining why former President Donald Trump needs his own social network:
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