Trump associate says he won’t return even if ban lifted
A source close to Donald Trump claimed he would not return to tech giant Twitter even if he were invited back.
An anonymous Trump associate told Politico “there’s not a chance in hell [Trump] gets back on Twitter.”
They also added that Trump “made [Twitter] the premier app for news, debates, and gossip during his presidency.”
They also said Trump now has “zero interest” in rejoining the platform after he was banned days before he left office.
Trump’s removal from the platform sparked backlash for big tech’s overbearing role in politics.
Trump-backing Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz condemned Twitter’s move.
Most recently, far-left socialist Senator Bernie Sanders said he “[doesn’t] feel comfortable about it.”
Last week, a former spokesperson for Trump’s 2020 campaign, Jason Miller, said Trump would be back on social media in the form of his own platform in the coming months.
Miller said Trump would be reentering social media in two to three months with a new platform that will “completely redefine the game.”
.@JasonMillerinDC said President Trump will be “returning to social media in two or three months” with “his own platform” that will “completely redefine the game” and attract “tens of millions” of new users. #MediaBuzz
— #MediaBuzz (@MediaBuzzFNC) March 21, 2021
Earlier this year, Miller said Trump is considering both joining existing new platforms or launching his own competitor to the tech giants in Silicon Valley, according to Breitbart.
All options are on the table,” Miller said.
Trump told several in his inner circle that he has already secured “hundreds of millions” in backing for his social media venture, even from Silicon Valley heavy-hitters who are concerned by censorship.
“We’re negotiating with a number of people,” Trump 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 really harassed on Twitter,” Trump added.
“They were putting up all sorts of flags, I guess they call them; they were flagging almost anything you said.”