Love him or hate him, former president Donald Trump’s absence from social media has been noticeable over the past couple of months.
His daily updates, jokes, rants, and tirades became a staple of not only discourse in America, but around the globe.
And for being the first politician to truly revolutionize the political landscape and how citizens interface with their public servants via social media, it only makes sense that Trump – now banned from the very platforms he once dominated – would start his own social media platform. Which is just what he plans to do, according to his own senior advisers.
“I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform,” Trump senior adviser Jason Miller said in an interview with Fox News.
Miller, in typical Trumpian fashion, claimed the service would “redefine the game” and be the “hottest ticket in social media” that would attract “tens of millions of people”.
However, details are scarce beyond that. Although Miller did say that many “high-powered meetings” have already been held at Mar-a-Lago about the upcoming platform. He also said Trump has been approached by numerous companies about collaborating on a new platform.
If Trump actually follows through on his own social media start-up, he would face a serious uphill battle competing with current tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and Google.
Still, it will be interesting to see how the story develops and whether or not Trump’s social media business will join the ranks of his successes like Trump Hotels and The Apprentice, or become another failure like Trump Steaks and the Taj Mahal casino.
The next question is, what will Trump name his platform?