In March, after Donald trump was banned on Facebook and Twitter for inciting an insurrection, his spokesman Jason miller appeared on Fox News and declared this: “We’re going to see President Trump return to social media in probably about two to three months here with his own platform … this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket on social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everyone will be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does. But it will be his own platform …. I can’t go much further than what I could share, but I can say it will be great once it starts. There has been a lot of high-powered meetings that he’s been having in Mar-a-Lago with some teams of people that have been coming, and … it’s not just one company that has approached the president, there have been numerous companies. But I think that the president knows in which direction he wants to go here and this new platform will be great and everyone wants it, it will bring millions and millions, tens of millions of people to this new platform. “
With a speech as big as that, he might have expected the former president to unveil a social network that at least appeared to be more robust than a simple blog on his website, but in fact, that is exactly Trump’s “return to social media.” social “”. with its own platform “implied. It was called” From the desk of Donald J. Trump, “and the reason we talked about it in the past tense is because just a month after the launch, the former president’s blog , where followers could find typically unhinged statements on its burgeoning legal woes, has been shut down. And not only did it shut down, it removed old posts, depriving supporters of an archive to scroll through during particularly difficult times, when they want to be remember that “almost 75 million” people voted for him (however, he lost the election).
Why the sudden departure? While this is a difficult time for many media companies, according to The Washington Post, Trump closed the store because a lot of people, appropriately, made fun of it. So, he had there are almost no readers:
According to Washington Post analysis published last month, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” posts in mid-May had been shared on Facebook “on average less than 2,000 times a day, a staggering drop from last year when his page Facebook received tens of millions of comments, shares and other interactions each week. ” In other words, his blog was a “stone cold loser, “Which I might have thought would translate into hateful clicks, but apparently it didn’t even do that.
Of course, ask Miller and this is simply a strategic repositioning and Trump will soon be huge on the internet again, or something like that. In a sad and stupid statement, he told CNBC: “It was just an auxiliary to the broader efforts that we have and are working on. I hope to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I do not have a precise knowledge of the moment. “
Like HuffPost indicated In the eulogy, “’From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’ was preceded in death” by many of his brothers: “Trump Airlines, Trump beverages, Trump: The Game, numerous Trump casinos, Trump magazine, Trump Mortgage, Trump Steaks, a travel website for Trump, Trump Telecom, Trump University and Trump Vodka. “
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