Since it became apparent that former President Donald Trump would leave office after only one term, speculation from across the political spectrum has been that Trump would launch his own political party and/or his own cable news channel.
Neither has surfaced yet.
But one of Trump’s key advisers says he is ready to start his own social media platform.
Appearing on Fox News on Sunday, Trump adviser Jason Miller told host Howard Kurtz that Trump would be back on social media soon – but far different than he had been on it before.
In replying to a question about that, Miller suggested that the bans on Trump by Facebook and Twitter have not hurt the former president.
“His press releases, his statements, have actually been getting almost more play than he ever did on Twitter before,” Miller said. Miller added that one reporter had speculated to him that happened because Trump’s recent comments were more “elegant” and “presidential” than his tweets.
Still, Miller said, “I do think we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media, in probably about two or three months here with his own platform. This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket on social media. It’s going to completely redefine the game. Everybody is going to waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does. But it will be his own platform.”
“I can’t go much further than what I was able to just share,” Miller added when Kurtz asked for additional details. “But I can say that it will be big once he starts.”
“There have been a lot of high-powered meetings he’s been having at Mar-a-Lago with some teams of folks that have been coming in. And I’ve got to tell you it’s not just one company that’s approached the president. There have been numerous companies,” Miller continued.
“I think the president does know what direction that he wants to head here. This new platform is going to be big, and everyone wants him. He’s going to bring millions and millions, tens of millions of people to this new platform.”
While Miller was coy about who might be involved with Trump in this venture, Tampa Free Press readers will recall that one of Trump’s biggest boosters, MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell, said earlier in March that he was working on his own social media app.
“We’re launching this big platform so all the voices of our country can come back and start telling it like it is again,” Lindell told conservative activist Charlie Kirk in an interview.
“You will not need YouTube. You won’t need these places. So it will be where everything can be told because we’ve got to get our voices back. People will be able to talk and not walk on eggshells.”