Trump Permanently Shuts Down Blog Less Than One Month After Launching It
Former President Donald J. Trump has shut down his official blog.
Trump officially launched "From the Desk of Donald Trump" less than a month ago to share official statements and commentary on numerous issues and current events after being banned by larger social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
The biggest day of activity came on the first day the blog was announced with about 159,000 social media reactions, according to the Washington Post. The next day, interactions dropped to 30,000, and since then the numbers have hovered around 15,000.
The former president's blog has been completely scrubbed from his official website and senior aide Jason Miller confirmed to multiple outlets that it will not be returning. Miller called the blog "auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on."
As of right now, supporters of Trump can only submit their phone numbers and emails to sign up for updates from the former president.
Although Miller alluded to something bigger that could possibly be coming in the future, those avenues were not made immediately clear. Miller did allude to Trump possibly joining another social media platform.
Trump was banned from major social platforms like Twitter and Facebook in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot over his "unsupported claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election" and just last month, Facebook's independent Oversight Board decided it would continue his ban.
The board did say that "an indefinite suspension was not appropriate" and suggested that Facebook should review their decision and come up with a "proportionate response" within the next few months.
Twitter's top brass has already made it clear that Trump's ban is permanent on their site, even if he runs for president again in 2024.