Trump Closes His Personal Site A Month After Launching It – Because of his speech that allegedly sparked a riot in front of the Capitoll Hill building earlier this year, Donald Trump was blocked on social media.
Starting from Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, to Youtube compactly prohibit Trump from chatting there. As if he didn’t want to depend on big social media companies, the 45th President of the US created a website called “From the Desk of Donald J.Trump”.
The site has now been launched and can be accessed by the public. The interface of the site is more like a personal blog with a Tumblr-like design, however, the layout is simpler and minimalist.
Like social media, Trump supporters can like each post, share it on Twitter or Facebook, or make a donation. In addition, users can also shop for Trump supporters’ merchandise which is identical to the slogan “Make America Great Again” or “Save America”.
Trump Closes His Personal Site A Month After Launching It
The announcement of the launch of the website coincides with the announcement by the Facebook Supervisory Board that it will decide whether Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts can be used again or will be permanently blocked.
If allowed to return, Trump’s social media team has seven days to reactivate the account that was blocked. Meanwhile, YouTube, which also blocked Donald Trump’s channel, decided to reactivate Trump’s account if violence in the real world really reduces. Meanwhile, Twitter has decided to permanently block Donald Trump’s account.
However, the progress made by Trump’s web pages must die in a very short time. The reason is, the “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” page has now been permanently closed and is no longer found on the Donald Trump website.
Trump’s senior aide, Jason Miller, confirmed the closure of the site. Miller said the “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” page would not be restored. “It’s just an addition to our broader efforts and we’re working on it,” Miller told CNBC, without elaborating on what that effort was.
On a different occasion, Miller replied to a question by a US journalist, Amy Tarkanian, who asked if the permanent shutdown of Donald Trump’s website would indicate that he would join another social media platform. “Yes, that’s right. Just wait!” Miller replied.
Social media companies have been busy restricting the cyber activity of Donald Trump and some of his supporters after they were judged to have sparked a major riot on Capitol Hill in January 2021. Disappointed, Trump and his supporters have accused social media companies of being tainted by political bias and tending to censor conservatives. That is why, Trump and his team of supporters launched an alternative platform, so that they can still have a voice in cyberspace.
Initially, Trump boasted that he would create his own social media to compete with existing social media. However, the Trump team instead introduced the “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” page. Miller also clarified that the “Desk” page was a “good reference” for seeking Trump’s official statement. “But this is not a new social media platform,” Miller said via Twitter with the handle @JasonMillerDC.
The exact reason why the page was finally closed is not known. However, according to a NBC report the “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” page is not as popular as Trump’s social media accounts on Twitter or Facebook which are very easy to get involved with.