After months of speculation of his next steps, we finally have word of former President Donald Trump’s next steps after the White House. On Sunday, former Trump campaign senior advisor Jason Miller announced Trump’s plans to launch his own social media platform on Fox News’s “MediaBuzz” with host Howard Kurtz following numerous meetings with companies at Mar-a-Lago.
“The fact the president’s been off of social media for a while because his press releases, his statements have actually been getting almost more play than he ever did on Twitter before,” Miller reported. “I’m not sure if that’s because the length of them are a bit longer. [We] even had one reporter say that she thought it was much more elegant, the way that the president was able to communicate his thoughts and very much looked more presidential in that longer form.”
“But 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,” he continued. “And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It’s going to completely redefine the game and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does. But it will be his own platform.”
As Miller put it, Trump hosted “a lot of high-powered meetings” with unnamed “numerous companies” about the creation of a social media platform that will be able to reach potentially “tens of millions of people.”
Miller has previously hinted at Trump’s possible return to the realm of social media, which largely defined his Presidency thanks to a boisterous presence on platforms such as Twitter until his accounts were permanently suspended in the waning days of his Presidency. On February 6th, Miller revealed in an interview with Breitbart News on radio channel SiriusXM 125 that “we will see the president reemerge on social media,” though he was mum on the method of his return.
Though he has offers from conservative-leaning social media platforms such as Parler, Trump has decided to forge his own path with a completely original site. In an interview last month, Trump disclosed Parler’s attempts to convince him to make a profile on their platform, explaining “they wanted me very much on Parler, you know they had a phony report that the man who was in there didn’t—I mean just the opposite, they really wanted me on Parler.”
However, he declined because he believed the site “can’t handle” the number of users his account would attract. Instead, we will see what the Trump team has built themselves in the coming months.
“This new platform is going to be big,” Miller promised.