Donald Trump shuts down his blog after less than a month

Trump shuts down his blog after less than a month
Former president Donald Trump. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Former president Donald Trump has shut down his blog after launching it less than a month ago. The blog site was highly anticipated among his supporters and Mr Trump’s team then said the former president is about to launch a major new social media platform.

Jason Miller, a senior aide to Donald Trump, said that the page “will not be returning.”

He said: “It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on.”

Those who attempt to visit Mr Trump’s blog page are now greeted with a web form asking for their contact information to receive updates through email or text message.

The blog page, called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” was launched on 4th May and came months after Mr Trump had been banned from Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR).

The page was billed at that time as a platform by which Trump could speak directly to his supporters.

Fox News, which first reported that the former president had started the blog, dubbed it a “new communications platform.”

But late last month, Mr Trump disputed Fox’s framing in a statement.

He said: “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.”

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