Former President Donald J. Trump launched his own communications platform on Tuesday. Aimed as “a place to speak freely and safely,” the platform is embedded on the former president’s official website. Also, the site contains a sign-up list for supporters who want to receive alerts when Trump posts a new message.
From the Desk of Donald J. Trump
The platform, aptly titled “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.” contains a video introduction greeting users to the site and affirming its pledge to save America.
It features all of the former President’s posts on various subject matters. Readers can then like each post and share it on various social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. However, the new feature lacks any ability for readers or users to engage or comment on the posts.
Fox News says that the decision to keep the platform one-way absolves Trump and his staff from monitoring and regulating comments. This removes the ability for users to post comments that third-party platforms might use as a reason to block Trump’s posts.
Donald J. Trump’s Posts
Trump started using the platform on March 24, but only officially launched it last night. His latest post called out Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) and mocked her dwindling poll numbers.
“Heartwarming to read new polls on big-shot warmonger Liz Cheney of the great State of Wyoming. She is so low that her only chance would be if vast numbers of people run against her which, hopefully, won’t happen. They never liked her much, but I say she’ll never run in a Wyoming election again!” he posted.
At the same time, Trump also took shots at Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT). During the Utah GOP Convention last weekend, the crowd welcomed Romney with boos and howls.
“So nice to see RINO Mitt Romney booed off the stage at the Utah Republican State Convention. They are among the earliest to have figured this guy out, a stone-cold loser!” he posted.
Running Again in 2024
During an interview with the Daily Wire Candace Owens, Trump strongly hinted he will run for president again in 2024. “The answer is I’m absolutely enthused.
I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time. As you know, it’s very early, but I think people are going to be very, very happy … when I make a certain announcement,” he said.
Trump said he couldn’t announce it immediately as it might come off as premature. “For campaign finance reasons, you really can’t do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing.
Otherwise, I’d give you an answer that I think you’d be very happy with,” he explained. “So we are looking at that very, very seriously. And uh, all I’ll say is stay tuned!” he concluded.
In addition, “From The Desk of Donald J. Trump” launches a day before Facebook’s Oversight Board will meet to consider lifting the suspension on the former president’s account.
Last January, the board accepted a case referral from Facebook to examine the ban. It will also use the meeting to provide policy recommendations on suspensions when dealing with political accounts.
Meanwhile, Twitter announced that regardless of Facebook’s decision, they will keep Trump’s account permanently suspended.
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