Donald Trump's 'communications' platform permanently taken offline

  • Donald Trump's 'communications' platform permanently taken offline

Donald Trump's 'communications' platform permanently taken offline

But an NBC News analysis found that Trump's blog had a much smaller audience than his Twitter and Facebook accounts and that there was little engagement with the posts.

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.

Miller told CNBC that the blog had been "just auxiliary" to broader efforts at rebuilding Trump's social media presence, though he said he did "not have a precise awareness of timing" on those plans.

Donald Trump has cancelled his own blog, an advisor announced Wednesday, highlighting the ex-president and election conspiracy theorist's struggle to escape the social media wilderness.

Twitter has permanently banned Trump from having an account on their platform following the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6.

FILE - President Donald Trump's Twitter feed is photographed on an Apple iPad in New York, June 27, 2019.

Three days after the Post report, Trump released a statement saying his "very basic site" was doing amazingly well, attracting greater attention than during the 2020 election campaign and that it would be doing even better had he not been banned by Facebook and Twitter, actions that denied him direct access to more than 88 million Twitter followers and 35 million Facebook followers. "This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media".

Ever since Joe Biden's election victory in November past year, Trump has claimed that electoral fraud and vote-rigging secured his rival's win. He says he is considering running for another term in the 2024 election but won't decide until after the 2022 congressional elections. There is no legal mechanism in the U.S.by which Trump could reclaim the presidency while Biden is in office.

Trump is sliding toward online irrelevance.

As so many blogs have, it fizzled soon after being started and now it is dead.

Trump only needed "From the Desk of" because he's been booted from almost every major online platform after he inspired an insurrection at the nation's Capitol.

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved creation of the commission, but Democrats failed to overcome a Republican-led filibuster against the legislation in the Senate.