Former President Donald Trump’s blog has been predominately shut down, according to a senior aide cited by CNBC.
The page, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” has been removed from Trump’s website and “will not be returning,” according to Trump Jason Miller.
“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” Miller told the network, seeming to indicate Trump’s social media efforts might still be in the works.
Miller declined to provide additional details about the other efforts but said they were, “Hoping to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I do not have a precise awareness of timing,”
Trump was forced to resort to using his own website to communicate with his followers after he was banned from every mainstream social media platform even before leaving office.
This prompted the now-former Commander-in-Chief to resort to other measures, saying that he wanted to start his own free-speech platform sometime in the near future.
When asked on Wednesday if the removal of the blog was a “precursor” to the former president joining “another social media platform,” Miller replied: “Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned!”
It’s unlikely that a politician as well-loved as the former president still is will give up on his fan base. Despite losing cumulatively tens of millions of followers on the major social media platforms, Americans have indicated that they still care what Trump has to say, and it seems unlikely that the former president will stop saying his piece.