Former President Donald Trump has already shut down his “communication platform,” which was essentially just a blog, after a month, The New York Times reports.
Trump had teased his own social network for months but in May his office launched a new “communications platform” they said would allow him to reach his followers directly as he remains banned from mainstream social media networks.
The “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” was little more than a blog, offering poorly-formatted statements from Trump that read like his tweets.
The site was built by former campaign manager Brad Parscale.
“In a time of silence and lies, a beacon of freedom arises,” a video introducing the blog last month said. “A place to speak freely and safely. Straight from the desk of Donald J. Trump.”
The Washington Post reported last month that the site was getting virtually no readership.
Trump sought to downplay the platform.
“This is meant to be a temporary way of getting my thoughts and ideas out to the public without the Fake News spin, but the website is not a ‘platform,’” he said in a statement. “It is merely a way of communicating until I decide on what the future will be for the choice or establishment of a platform.”
The blog has since been ultimately shut down.
Trump adviser Jason Miller said it may be a precursor to Trump joining another social media platform.
“Stay tuned!” he said.
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The site shut down after Trump “had become frustrated after hearing from friends that the site was getting little traffic and making him look small and irrelevant,” according to the Times.