Trump Plans Social Media Return With 'His Own Platform,' Adviser Says

Trump Plans Social Media Return With 'His Own Platform,' Adviser Says
President Donald Trump speaks in a video released by the White House on Jan. 13, 2021. (Screenshot/White House)
Jack Phillips

Former President Donald Trump will set up his own social media platform and will return to posting online in two to three months, his adviser and spokesman Jason Miller said in a new interview.

For years, Trump favored Twitter and had amassed nearly 90 million followers before the social media platform suspended him in January. Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Snapchat, and others also moved to suspend the former president; meanwhile, Trump hasn't indicated that he would use other social media websites favored by conservatives such as Gab, MeWe, or Parler.

Miller told Fox News on March 21 that he expects Trump will "[return] to social media in two or three months" with "his own platform" that will "completely redefine the game" and attract "tens of millions" of users.

Miller, who is Trump's most prominent spokesman, didn't elaborate or offer a possible name for the social media venture.

Since Twitter suspended his account, the former president has instead opted to release press statements via advisers and email. For the most part, Trump has released statements endorsing his favored political candidates for the 2022 midterm elections.

Also in the interview, Miller said that Trump still holds a considerable amount of sway in the Republican Party.

"He's already had over 20 senators, over 50 members of Congress call ... or make the pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago," he said. "Pay attention to Georgia on Monday [March 22]," as there is a "big endorsement coming."

In an interview last month, Trump said he's "negotiating with a number of people, and there’s also the other option of building your own [social media] site." He added, "Because we have more people than anybody. I mean you can literally build your own site."

“I really wanted to be somewhat quiet. They wanted me very much on Parler, you know they had a phony report that the man who was in there didn’t—I mean just the opposite, they really wanted me on Parler,” Trump said.

Trump speculated that Parler wouldn't be able to handle the amount of traffic he would bring to the website. “Mechanically, they can’t handle” the number of users, he noted in the interview.

The former president provided a lengthy interview last week, saying that he hasn't decided whether he will run for the White House in 2024.

"First thing is for us, we have to see what we could do with the House," Trump said. "I think we have a very good chance at taking back the House. We were going to lose 15–25 seats the last time, [until] I got involved. I worked very hard."
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: