Months after announcing plans to launch a social media platform, former President Donald Trump is still struggling to create his own new social media platform According to Yahoo! News contributor Tom LoBianco.
“In the meantime, talks about buying stakes in other conservative social media outlets have faltered, with the exception of the one run by his former aide Jason Miller,” LoBianco writes. “A number of other conservative social media sites have courted Trump, still considered to be the single most powerful force in social media on the right, from CloutHub to Skylab. Trump even considered selling his name and expansive base of followers from his now defunct Twitter account to some of the platforms.”
Since being kicked off Twitter and Facebook in January, Trump’s favored tools for communicating with his supporters and driving news coverage over spreading disinformation, Trump has been suing to get back on the platforms. Trump’s legal battle has thus far had little traction.
Trump has been going on fox news shows to get the word out since his ban on the social media platforms.
“If he’s doing Hannity hits, that means he’s figured out how screwed he is right now,” said one Republican speaking to LoBianco. “It’s like a tree dropping alone in the forest. You’ve got the loudest mouth in the world, but is anybody hearing it?”
The former campaign adviser added that it seems more likely Trump’s team just isn’t serious about launching a social media platform for him, since it may only hurt his standing in the polls.
“They’ve all got too many balls in the air,” the former campaign adviser said. “They don’t have one person running point on it. Brad Parscale is running around doing the midterm races. Think a lot of people are wondering how Jason Miller’s thing is going to do.”
A Trump spokesperson told Yahoo that the former president’s legal team is in the process of signing up 94,000 new complainants to the class-action suit who say they were wrongfully banned from the platforms.