Is Trump returning to social media? Ex-prez says Twitter did him ‘favor’ with ban: ‘Tweeting gets you in trouble’
While Trump played down the reports of a potential comeback, his senior adviser, Jason Miller, said: 'I do think we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here with his own platform'
Former POTUS Donald Trump did not confirm reports that he's all set to make a social media comeback, however, he added he's enjoyed mailing press releases more than his former Twitter feed. Talking with Greg Kelly on Newsmax, he said: "We have a lot of options and something will happen with social media if I want it to happen."
While Trump played down the reports of a potential comeback, his senior adviser, Jason Miller, told Fox: "I do think we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here with his own platform." Trump, on his part, focused more on the options he had.
“I have tremendous options because you know I had probably 200 — more than 200 million people when you add it all up, and that’s a lot. That’s record-setting stuff and all of a sudden they decide, it’s too many people, and so they cut it off," he said. He also added he enjoyed the break from the social media platforms after his account was permanently suspended following the devastating Capitol riots on January 6. He went on to say the companies did him "a favor".
Is Trump making a social media comeback?
Trump may have remained quiet on the subject, but there was enough from Miller that suggested the former president could make a grand entrance. "This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media," Miller told Fox News.
"It's going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what President Trump does, but it will be his own platform," he added. "This new platform is going to be big," Miller said on Sunday. "Everyone wants him and he's going to bring millions and millions, tens of millions to this platform." Meanwhile, Trump appeared to rule out the possibility of working with Paypal co-founder, Peter Thiel, to foray back into social media.
"Well, Peter is a great guy. He’s been a supporter and he’s a brilliant man from, you know, Silicon Valley, essentially. And he’s done a tremendous job. But no, I have tremendous options," Trump said. He went on to shed light on the press releases rather: "I’m doing, I think and you just alluded to it, I do press releases. And frankly, they’re more elegant than tweeting, as the expression goes, they’re really much more elegant and the word is getting out.”
"But when I release — you know when I put out a press release, you see what happens. Everybody is waiting and I think I’m getting better and more coverage with that than I did with tweeting. And the tweeting gets you in trouble because you’re retweeting people and you find out that the retweets were not so good because the person if you didn’t do research, that you’re retweeting isn’t the best. So it gets you a little difficulty every once in a while. But no, I like this better than Twitter. Actually, they did us a favor, this is better."