Longtime Trump adviser Jason Miller launched a new conservative social media platform Thursday but its members don’t include the former president, Politico reports.
The site, which is called GETTR, says it is “fighting cancel culture, promoting common sense, defending free speech, challenging social media monopolies, and creating a true marketplace of ideas.”
Miller is leading the platform and former Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh is involved as a consultant but it’s unclear if Trump had any role in the project or whether he plans to join the app.
Trump and his advisers have teased for months that he may launch his own social media platform after being banned from Twitter and Facebook but balking at joining conservative platforms like Parler and Gab.
Will Trump join?
People involved with the app are already prodding Trump to join.
“The former president is going to make his own decision, it’s certainly there and ready for him should he make the decision — we would welcome that,” one source involved with the project told Politico. “There is an account reserved for him and waiting for him but that’s a decision for him to make.”
The app launched quietly in mid-June on the Apple and Google app stores and has been downloaded a couple thousand times.
GETTR is billed as a “non-bias social network for people all over the world.”
GETTR, which is a mashup of “Getting Together,” will limit posts to 777 characters and allow videos up to three minutes as well as livestreams.
The app is built similar to Twitter and has already been bombarded with hashtags pushing Trump world conspiracy theories. The app also allows users to “import copies of your content from Twitter to GETTR.”
“And evidence on the site indicates that the new platform is also allowing users to import their actual Twitter followers — who somehow end up with GETTR accounts of their own,” Politico reported, noting that some users already have hundreds of thousands of followers because it lifted their follower counts from Twitter.