The social media entertainment factor figures to ramp up as soon as the end of May, with former President Donald Trump possibly poised to launch his own network.
Jason Miller, Trump’s spokesperson during the 2020 campaign and a long-time associate, told Fox News on Sunday that Trump would be “returning to social media in probably about two or three months” via the new, game-changing platform.
“This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media,” Miller told Fox. “It’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what President Trump does, but it will be his own platform. …
“Everyone wants him and he’s going to bring millions and millions — tens of millions — to this platform.”
The announcement, of course, arrives with a few caveats. The main hurdle is that Trump would need to have his wide-ranging social media suspensions lifted.
Twitter permanently suspended Trump, and other platforms such as Facebook followed suit after the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots, during which Trump supporters participated in the siege that left five people dead.
Miller said during his appearance on Fox News that the former president has been approached by numerous companies and is in talks with teams about the new platform.
It wasn’t clear whether Trump could debut his own social media platform but, Miller said, “it will be big once he starts,” adding that “there have been a lot of high-powered meetings he’s been having at Mar-a-Lago with some teams of folks who’ve been coming in.”
YouTube has said it would lift its ban if the “risk of incitement to violence” decreases, and, according to a USA Today story, Facebook’s advisory board is debating the former president’s status.