Former President Donald Trump will return to social media with his own platform within a few months, one of his senior advisors said Sunday.
Jason Miller told Fox News’ Howard Kurtz that Trump is set to launch his own social media platform and that it will attract “tens of millions” of people.
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube banned Trump following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“I do think that we're gonna see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here with his own platform,” Miller, an advisor to Trump, told Fox News. “And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It's going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does. But it will be his own platform.”
Kurtz asked Miller if Trump will be launching a brand new platform or will be working with another company.
“I can't go much further than what I was able to just share, but I can say that it will be big once he starts,” Miller said. “There have been a lot of high-powered meetings he's been having at Mar-a-Lago, with some teams of folks who have been coming in.”
Further, Miller said, “it's not just one company” that has approached the president.
“There have been numerous companies,” Miller said. “But I think the president does know what direction that he wants to head here, and 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.”
Banned from social media, Trump has been releasing long-form statements via press releases. Miller says the statements have “actually been getting almost more play than he ever did on Twitter before.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.