Despite being banned from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in January following the Capitol riots that same month, we were warned that, like it or not, Donald Trump was going to find his way back to trolling America regularly on social media.
In March, a top adviser for the former president announced that Trump would launch his own platform in “two or three months.”
“We’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform,” Trump senior advisor Jason Miller revealed during a Fox News interview conducted seven months ago. “And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does.”
It’s not surprising that those “two or three months” came and went with no launch, but it’s frustrating to see Trump has managed to keep his promise — with serious money behind him.
In a press release, it was announced that Trump Media & Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Group, which is already listed on the Nasdaq, have entered into a merger to form a new company to be chaired by Trump.
First, the company will launch a new social media platform called “TRUTH Social.” Even if I find Trump to be a lazy, stupid racist, I must admit I’m disappointed by the name choice, as I assumed that even he could do better than that. (See: the serviceable “Sleepy Joe.”)
According to Yahoo! News, however, there were even worse options. Trump previously floated the idea of calling his media venture “Trump-it”; then he thought about how some might react.
“He said, ‘Trump-it the Puppet’ out loud and thought people would make fun of it,” said one Republican.
Is it not amazing that someone this simple almost toppled American democracy? Isn’t it depressing that he still has another credible shot? The same can be said about how…