Donald Trump and his supporters may be under the illusion (delusion) that he’ll be “reinstated” as president thanks to a military coup or some other means, but the former president has shut down his blog permanently, just a month after it went live.
The blog, titled From the Desk of Donald J. Trump, has been deleted from his website and “will not be returning,” senior aide Jason Miller told CNBC.
“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” Miller added. He later replied affirmatively to a Twitter user who asked if Trump would be joining another social media platform but did not provide further details.
Trump was banned from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and several other social media platforms in January after he egged on the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in hopes of stopping the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Trump has continued to spread the lie that there was widespread fraud in the election and that he remains the legitimate president. New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted about it Tuesday.
Trump’s blog didn’t turn out to be a successful means of communication with his supporters. Launched May 4, it “has drawn a considerably smaller audience than his once-powerful social media accounts,” where he had tens of millions of followers, NBC News reports.
In the posts, also sent via email, “Trump attacked his political enemies and endorsed faithful supporters, continued to push false claims and conspiracy theories, and opined on news of the day,” according to NBC.
That’s likely what will come when the former president appears at the North Carolina Republican Party convention this Saturday. But his speech will be closed to the media and will not be available through livestream. He has several other appearances before friendly audiences scheduled in June and July.