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Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, has been silenced by Twitter and Facebook but that does not mean he is done.
Trump has spent his time away from the social media platforms using his email list to endorse candidates and take swipes at his enemies, but more is coming.
Weeks after it was reported that Trump was planning to launch his own social media platform, his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said during an interview on Newsmax that the platform should be running by this summer, BizPac Review reported.
“This is going to be launched in the next three to four months. It’s going to be an interactive communication tool whereby the president will be able to post things to it, and people will be able to repost and communicate directly with him,” Lewandowski said.
There are not many details about what will be available on the platform but the one thing that is for certain is that it will be devoid of cancel culture.
“What we’ve seen with big tech and the cancel culture is that if you don’t agree with their philosophy, they’re going to cancel you. We’re going to have a platform with the president’s message of ‘America First.’ It’s going to be put out to everybody, and there will be an opportunity for other people to weigh in and communicate in a free format without fear of reprisal or being cancelled,” he said.
“The platform that the president is building is not going to rely on Amazon or Amazon servers. It’s going to be completely built from scratch from the ground up. And that’s going to give him the opportunity to control not only the distribution of it but also who participates in it — and I mean that in a positive way,” he said.
He is likely talking about people who seriously abuse the platform, like those who issue death threats, will be removed. Not those who cross the Democrat agenda, which often appears to be the case on Twitter.
“You know, Bernie Sanders, I don’t agree with him often, but he’s absolutely right. When you can cancel the president of the United States, the leader of the freedom world, from issuing First Amendment rights and opinions, then you can cancel anybody,” he said.
“Big tech is out of control, they’re out of line and Congress needs to do something and step in and revoke section 230 and the code that gives them those protections,” he said.
What he was talking about was a stunner last week when it sounded like Sen. Sanders, a hard core Trump opponent, sounded like he was speaking in the president’s defense.
“Look, you have a former president in Trump, who was a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe, a pathological liar, an authoritarian, somebody who doesn’t believe in the rule of law. This is a bad-news guy,” the Vermont senator said on the New York Times podcast “The Ezra Klein Show.”
“But if you’re asking me, do I feel particularly comfortable that the then-president of the United States could not express his views on Twitter?,” Sanders said. “I don’t feel comfortable about that.”
The Guardian reports:
Donald Trump will soon use “his own platform” to return to social media, an adviser said on Sunday, months after the former president was banned from Twitter…
Trump has chafed in relative silence at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida since losing his Twitter account and the protections and powers of office. Recently he has released short and combative statements which many observers have likened to his tweets of old.
Speculation has also been rife that Trump might seek to create his own TV network in an attempt to prise viewers from Fox News, which was first to call the crucial state of Arizona for Joe Biden on election night, to Trump’s considerable anger.
But on Sunday adviser Jason Miller told Fox News social media was the immediate target.
Trump will be “returning to social media in two or three months”, Miller told Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz, with “his own platform” that will “completely redefine the game” and attract “tens of millions” of users.