Now that he’s been out of office for almost two months, failed, one-term former president Donald Trump cannot stand no longer being the center of attention, so he’s planning to launch his own social media platform, according to spokesman Jason Miller, who made the announcement on Fox News Sunday.
Miller told Fox host Howard Kurtz:
Miller added that Trump is taking meetings and talking to lots of people about his plans:
That sounds like classic Trumpian hype: It’s going to be the biggest and best thing ever; everyone wants him and the world has never seen anything like this before!
But does anyone actually think that a new social media platform that has Trump attached to it stands a snowball’s chance in hell against Facebook and Twitter? If you do, consider the fate of Parler, the right-wing social media site that launched in 2018, floundered for over a year, got some traction, and then was booted offline when Amazon stop providing service to them, CNET noted at the time:
“The company has crossed swords with Amazon Web Services, which cut support for the company in January. Google and Apple also took aim at Parler, removing its app from their stores.”
Does anyone think a new platform spewing Trump’s brand of hatred and vitriol will fare any better? Twitter users sure don’t:
So the Trump social media “empire” is about to be launched? Give it six months and it’ll be bankrupt or under criminal indictment like everything Don the Con has ever attached his name to.