Donald Trump will return to social media in the next few months with a platform of his own, longtime advisor Jason Miller revealed Sunday.
‘I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here with his own platform – and this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media,’ Miller said during an interview with Fox News ‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz on Sunday morning.
He added that the new platform will ‘completely redefine the game’ of social media.
Miller, a principal at SHW Partners and spokesperson for Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, predicted the former president will attract ‘tens of millions’ of new users to his online presence.
Trump was a prolific Twitter user before and during his presidency, but the social media platform shuttered his account and permanently banned him from posting after January 6, when Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building.
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,’ Twitter said in a January 8 statement.
Twitter executives said in February that the ban would stand.
‘When you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform,’ Twitter CFO Ned Segal told CNBC on February 10. ‘He was removed when he was president and there’d be no difference for anybody who’s a public official once they’ve been removed from the service.’
Since being booted from his favorite social media site to use and criticize, Trump started releasing statements both from his America First political action committee and from the Office of the 45th President.
Those statements, which are more long-form but reminiscent of Trump’s Twitter activity, have been lauded as more presidential than his tweets ever were by supporters and critics.
Miller said he couldn’t give too much information about the specifics of Trump’s plans for a new social media site, but said it is a long time in the making and will be ‘big.’