- Donald Trump appears to have only posted on his social platform TruthSocial once since its launch.
- His post, made two months ago, told his supporters to “get ready” and that he would see them “soon.”
- In comparison, Trump tweeted up to 200 times a day while serving as president.
Twitter permanently banned Trump from its platform just days after the January 6 Capitol riot. A year later, Trump launched his Twitter-alternative platform, TruthSocial, lauding it as the future of social media. But in the two months since TruthSocial has been up and running, the former president has only posted on the platform once.
“Get ready! Your favorite President will see you soon!” reads a lone post on Trump’s official account, which has 1.42 million followers. No other posts — which are called “Truths” by the app — can be seen on the former president’s page, as tweeted by defense attorney Ron Filipkowski, who tracks the right wing on social media.
—Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) April 24, 2022
An independent review by Insider also found only Trump’s initial post from two months ago on his page.
The 45th president’s silence on TruthSocial stands in stark contrast to his past prolific activity on Twitter. Trump tweeted at least 56,571 times before he was banned from the social media site on January 8, 2021, and issued up to 200 tweets in one day while serving as President.
It’s not as though the former president doesn’t have much to say nowadays: Trump currently issues regular statements through his spokespersons, covering anything from political endorsements to his golfing achievements to personal condolences.
—Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) April 24, 2022
Conservative politicians and pundits had previously expressed hope that Trump would be reinstated on Twitter after billionaire Elon Musk, who has criticized Twitter for its free speech rules, acquired a 9.2% stake in the social media platform.
But on April 15, Trump said it’s unlikely that he’ll return to Twitter, in an interview with Sirius XM’s “Americano Media.”
“We’re doing a big platform right now so I probably wouldn’t have any interest,” he said. “Twitter has become very boring, they’ve got rid of a lot of their good voices on Twitter, a lot of their conservative voices.”
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