According to The Washington Examiner, Trump is courting donors for a social media platform.
Former President Donald Trump has told friends he has hundreds of millions of dollars in backing for a new social media venture that would give him an online presence and protect conservatives from being shut down online.
Two sources familiar with discussions said investors included Silicon Valley figures motivated by fears of censorship and online “cancel culture.”
Details emerged as Trump began a new phase of his post-presidency, giving television interviews from his Florida base in the week after his Senate impeachment acquittal.
On Wednesday, he boasted about the millions of people who followed him on his now-shuttered Twitter and Facebook accounts and confirmed that he had considered buying a social media company.
“We’re negotiating with a number of people,” he told Newsmax TV. “There is also the option of building your own site because we have more people than anybody, so you can literally build your own site. But we were being really harassed on Twitter. They were putting up all sorts of flags, I guess they call them, they were flagging almost anything you said.”
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Two sources familiar with discussions said Trump had also met with potential investors in a new online venture designed to allow the former president to engage with his supporters and protect them from being taken offline.
Trump’s team is using the free speech argument to attract libertarian donors, said one Republican.
“They aren’t the people you might expect,” he said.
So, basically, it seems that Trump plans on creating his own Social Media website.
I have a feeling if he was going to join Parler or Gab he would have already. He still could, I just think it is odd he hasn’t.
As much as I love Gab and Parler I will say this might end up being the best option.
If Trump runs his own platform we won’t have to worry about who is in control.
As I said, I’m an avid Parler and Gab user so I hope all three end up succeeding.
We may be able to get completely off of Big Tech platforms if that is the case.
I would love to see a powerful Gab, a powerful Parler, and Trump’s platform.