Former President Donald Trump has launched his own long-awaited social media platform, following a permanent ban from Twitter and an indefinite ban from Facebook.
The new platform, named “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” allows users to see and share content from the former president on other social media platforms. The site does not currently allow users to message Trump or interact.
The website is donaldjtrump.com/desk.
Trump has already added some content to the platform. His new video notes his posts will come “straight from the desk of Donald J. Trump.”
A recent example includes his May 3 post regarding Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney:
“Heartwarming to read new polls on big-shot warmonger Liz Cheney of the great State of Wyoming. She is so low that her only chance would be if vast numbers of people run against her which, hopefully, won’t happen. They never liked her much, but I say she’ll never run in a Wyoming election again!”
The announcement comes as Facebook’s oversight board plans to comment on Wednesday whether Trump can return to its platform. If not, the former president will be excluded from Facebook and Instagram permanently.
Trump’s network offers limited capabilities at the moment, but clearly shows he is not done communicating with the American people. The action may even continue to hint at Trump’s future talk of a comeback run for president in 2024.