You can take social media away from the man, but you can’t take the man away from social media.

For those who have been desperately missing President Donald Trump’s wise and considered words on Twitter, the news that his ban from the social media site was permanent could have been upsetting.

Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook last month following posts which appeared to support an insurrection of the US Capitol. But have no fear – The Donald, as ever, has a bold solution. He’s setting up his own social media platform.

But Trump’s Senior Advisor, Jason Miller, made the revelation during an interview with Sky News Australia. He said that the ex-president has laid the foundation for his new venture.

He said: “I think there’s a very good chance president Trump could set up his own social media platform – in which case regardless of what the platform is, it’s going to be the biggest once he joins it,”

‘Folk want to hear’

“Folk want to hear what he has to say. Everyone wants to know what he’s doing.

“There have already been a number of meetings about both joining social media platforms and potentially setting up brand new social media platforms.”

Trump’s campaign manager Jason Miller previously told the Sunday Times that the ex-president is reaping the benefits of a break from social media.
He said: “He’s said that not being on social media, and not being subject to the hateful echo chamber that social media too frequently becomes, has actually been good,”

Marriage boost

Miller added that the Twitter ban has also done wonders for Trump’s marriage.
“That’s something the first lady has backed up as well. She has said she loves it, that he’s much happier and is enjoying himself much more,” he told the paper.
Of course, Trump’s new-found jolly disposition might be something to do with the fact that he’s staying at a his glitzy beach club Mar-a-Lago, free to play as many rounds of golf as he desires without the weight of the presidency on his shoulders.

But Donald has said that his absence from Twitter is actually driving users away.

“I’ll tell you it’s not the same when you look at what’s going on with Twitter, I understand it’s become very boring, and millions of people are leaving,” he said.

“They are leaving it because it’s not the same. And I can understand that.”

Serial tweeter

Trump tweeted more than 25,000 times during his presidency. One day – June 5 2020 – he tweeted 200 times. His screen-time must be outrageous.

But the ex-president has expressed a desire to get back to his usual social media activity.

An interviewer asked the president whether he would want to move to Parler, a ‘free-speech’ social media platform.

Although the president said he was keen, he humbly admitted the company simply could not “mechanically handle” the internet traffic boom which would be caused by his joining the platform.

Best bits

He also said: “There is also the other option of building your own site because we have more people than anybody. You can literally build your own site.”

Phew! How could we ever live without tweets like this:

“Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest – and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault”

Or his unsolicited relationship advice:

“Everyone knows I am right that Robert Pattinson should dump Kristen Stewart. In a couple of years, he will thank me. Be smart, Robert.”

You’d be crazy not to join Trump’s new platform if he continues to provide quality content like that…

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