Former President Donald Trump may soon return to social media and use a platform very similar to Twitter.
His son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted a screenshot of the former president’s alleged first post on his upcoming social media platform, Truth Social.
“Time for the truth!!!” Donald Jr wrote on Tuesday evening, sharing a photo of an alleged Truth Social post from his dad that reads: “Get Ready! Your beloved president will see you soon.”
Echoing Donald Jr.’s claims, social media users claim that the beta version of Truth Social has been launched for certain users, including the former president.
“TRUTH Social (beta) is down and President Trump is active on his own!” tweeted Liz Willis, VP of Operations for the Right Side Broadcasting Network. “The world is healing.”
According to the Apple App Store listing, Trump plans to launch the Truth Social platform on February 21, Presidents Day. The platform looks almost exactly like Twitter.
Trump has been talking about his plans to fight big tech ever since he was banned from Twitter and Facebook after the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, when his supporters attacked police and stormed Congress.
He announced that he was launching the Trump Media Technology Group late last year with plans for a subscription-based video-on-demand service called TMTG+ with entertainment, news and podcasts, as well as a new social media platform.
Former President Donald Trump may return to social media and is ‘ready to see you soon’
His son, Donald Trump Jr., took to Twitter Tuesday night to share a screenshot of the former president’s alleged first post on his upcoming social media platform, Truth Social. Trump and Donald Jr are pictured together in an Instagram post published on February 4, 2022.
Screenshots of Trump’s Truth Social account show that he reportedly joined the social network on February 10.
As of Tuesday afternoon, he had 175 followers. It’s unclear if his follower count has grown since then, as the platform is still not available to everyone.
The DailyMail.com reporter attempted to request access to the platform but was placed on a waiting list.
According to images posted online, the platform is very similar to Twitter, of which Trump was an active user before he was banned.
The previous test version of the social networking site went online in December, less than two months after the mobile beta was made available to several journalists, according to DailyDot.
The site showed a login page intended for users who were granted early access to the platform.
“Welcome to the TRUTH Social Beta,” the welcome message said. “We are so happy to have you here and we really appreciate your patience as we actively make the TRUTH more accessible to everyone.”
The beta site was shut down shortly after its URL was posted online. The website domain now redirects users to truesocial.com where they too can join the waitlist.
Screenshots of Trump’s Pravda social media account show that he joined the social network on February 10. As of Tuesday afternoon, he had 175 followers.
Trump has been talking about his plans to fight big tech ever since he was banned from Twitter and Facebook after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. His new platform is almost an exact copy of Twitter. (Pictured: Trump’s former Twitter account)
Last month, TMTG was valued at $5.3 billion based on the stock price of Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC) — the so-called blanche company used to publicly list Trump’s venture — which surged 20 percent after details emerged about platform application. store list.
It is not yet clear how much the company is valued.
As Bloomberg reports, TMTG is a private company with little to no public information about its business, finances, executives or other operations.
However, in October the company announced a merger with DWAC, which is said to have contributed $293 million in cash to TMTG in exchange for company stock.
When news of the merger broke, DWAC had reached a market capitalization of almost $1.5 billion.
Trump, who will be chairman of TMTG, first announced the creation of Truth Social last fall, saying the platform will create a social network that rivals the current “liberal media consortium” and “fight back at Silicon Valley’s big tech companies.” who used their unilateral power to silence opposition voices in America.
“I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to resist the tyranny of big tech. We live in a world where the Taliban are heavily represented on Twitter and your beloved American president has been silenced,” he said in October.
‘This is unacceptable. I’m very excited to post my first TRUTH Social on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give everyone a voice. I’m excited to start sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social soon and take on Big Tech. Everyone asks me why no one is standing up to Big Tech? Well, we will soon!
According to a listing in the Apple App Store, Trump plans to launch the Truth Social platform on February 21, Presidents Day.
Along with the social media service, TMTG also plans to launch a subscription video-on-demand service called TMTG+, which it says will include entertainment, news, podcasts and more.
Scott St. John, executive producer of Deal or No Deal and America’s Got Talent, has been named TMTG+’s head of corporate operations and will oversee the service.
Trump’s creation on Truth Social comes as he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram earlier this year following the January 6, 2021 Capitol Hill riot. .
Trump famously used Twitter to unveil policy decisions, fire aides and argue with critics, and considered it a vital means of communication with his 88 million followers, many of whom were his supporters.
The president is among those the committee is investigating on January 6 for allegedly knowing about the riots in advance and helping organize them.
The former president has previously been highly critical of the companies, claiming they violate his freedom of speech and are run by “radical left-wing lunatics”.
With his social media presence hampered, Trump had to connect with supporters through his From the Desk of Donald J. Trump website, which launched in May.
The expected launch of the platform was met with mixed reactions on Twitter.
“I just signed up. Twitter time is up,” wrote social media user Thiago Viana.
“#TruthSocial is Donald Trump’s TERRORISM NETWORK,” said user @JamusB.
“This will GREATLY help @FBI, @CIA and @INTERPOL_HQ by concentrating criminal elements on the same platform, making it even easier to take them down. #DTTN #DonaldTrumpTerrorismNetwork. Darker than the DARK WEB itself.
The expected launch of the platform caused a mixed reaction on Twitter.
“Truth Social is very similar to the Fyre festival; you know, the one that even Anna Delvey turned down,” wrote @gillyworks, referring to the scam luxury music festival founded by swindler Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule and the woman who scammed banks, New York high society and hotels. pretending to be a wealthy German heiress.
“My beloved president will see me soon? Can’t wait to meet Joe or Barack!” posted by @ianinamerica.
“Go to Trump’s blatant fake, no one will let you through,” @schwimmfan added.
“Truth Social will be as successful as Trump University, the Trump Foundation, and the loser, impeached twice,” said @mmpadellen. “And this is the Truth.