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Trump Blog Shuts Down Permanently After a Month

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But the former guy won't go away completely -- an aide says he will have a new platform, and he's scheduling public appearances before friendly audiences.

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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.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.