Reuters – Former US President Donald Trump’s blog page, launched last month following major social media platforms banning him, has been removed from his website.
Trump’s aide Jason Miller said on Wednesday the page, which was called “From Donald J. Trump’s Office,” would not return.
“It was just ancillary to the larger efforts that we are leading and working on,” Miller said in an email to Reuters.
The former Republican president’s plans to launch a social media platform have been teased for months by Trump’s team, but with few details. According to NBC News, the blog site underperformed significantly.
“I hope to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I don’t have a precise knowledge of the timeline,” Miller said.
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The blog page, which was billed as a place to “speak freely and safely,” served as a one-way communication channel containing messages from Trump that could be liked and shared on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. ‘where Trump stays. blocked.
A host of social media platforms banned him following the Jan.6 riot on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
Twitter Inc, which Trump had used frequently, said his ban was permanent, even if he came up again. Before being banned, the businessman turned politician had more than 88 million followers.
Facebook Inc’s independent supervisory board determined the company was correct in suspending Trump, but criticized him for the indefinite nature of the ban. In May, the supervisory board gave Facebook six months to determine a proportionate response to the matter.
Alphabet Inc’s YouTube has said it will reinstate Trump’s channel when it decides the risk of violence has decreased.
Trump recently made the headlines, but it’s not for nothing. New York attorneys general Letitia James and Cy Vance announced their investigation of Trump has turned criminal. The former president also told people that he will be reinstated as president in August, which will not happen for many reasons, including the simple reason that reinstating a former president is something that does not happen. has never happened in the history of the United States.
(Reporting by Elizabeth Culliford, editing by Will Dunham)