Former US president, Donald Trump on Tuesday May 4, launched a communications platform, where he can post messages that can be shared by others to Twitter and Facebook, sites where he remains banned.
The platform, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” appears on www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk. The platform allows Trump to post comments, images, and videos.
The webpage is referred to as a ‘beacon of freedom’ in a time of ‘lies and silence’ in a promotional video, which shows imagery of Mar-a-Lago, where the former president has been living since leaving the White House.
Trump’s senior adviser, Jason Miller, said in a tweet that: President Trump’s website is a great resource to find his latest statements and highlights from his first term in office, but this is not a new social media platform. We’ll have additional information coming on that front in the very near future.”
The move comes a day before Facebook’s Oversight Board decides whether Trump will be permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram.
The Republican politician was barred from a slew of social media platforms following the deadly Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.