Donald Trump's 'communications' platform permanently taken offline - BBC News

  

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Donald Trump's 'communications' platform permanently taken offline - BBC News
The former US president will return to social media, an aide says - but exactly how remains unclear.

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By Cody Godwin
BBC News, San Francisco

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Donald Trump's communications platform has been permanently shut down, his spokesperson told CNBC.

"It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on," senior aide Jason Miller said.

The platform, titled From the Desk of Donald J Trump, launched last month and served as a way for the former president to publish his own content including press releases and videos.

Mr Trump was banned from Facebook and Twitter after the Capitol Hill Riots.

From the Desk of Donald J Trump had a section on the former president's official website, but it has now been removed. Mr Miller confirmed via Twitter that it is a precursor to Mr Trump's return to social media, although it is unclear when or how.

The website - which was often referred to as a blog - had a rolling feed of Mr Trump's various posts and gave visitors the option to "like" the post and share it to Facebook and Twitter.

The link to the website now directs visitors to a page encouraging them to sign up for alerts from Donald Trump.

In March, Mr Miller told Fox News he thinks "we're going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months" and "with his own platform".

Mr Trump's own platform has been talked about since early this year, but it is unclear what it might look like.

Some thought From the Desk of Donald J. Trump was the platform he had alluded to, but Mr Miller confirmed in May that it was not, saying: "we'll have additional information coming on that front in the very near future."

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The former president was an avid user of social media as a way to communicate directly to his followers.

Since his removal from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, the former president has not been heard from in the same capacity, although this website was the closest he has been to directly communicating with his followers since January.

Mr Trump was an enthusiastic tweeter, often posting throughout the day - and sometimes at night - about an array of topics, including the 2020 election, coronavirus and what he called "fake news" to his nearly 90 million followers.

He has been permanently banned from Twitter.

Facebook's Oversight Board recently upheld the platform's decision but ordered Facebook to review it again within six months.

YouTube has said it will reactivate Mr Trump's account when the threat of "real-world violence" reduces.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

Trump's slide into irrelevance continues unabated...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

Is it really irrelevance if progressive liberals keep posting articles about Trump well after he has left office?

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1    2 weeks ago

No

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1    2 weeks ago

It has nothing to do with Trump's platform ban!

 
 
 
r.t..b...
Masters Participates
1.1.3  r.t..b...  replied to  JBB @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

...and nothing to do with him or weak-minded surrogates inserting themselves into the daily dialogue...necessitating the daily diatribe in attempting to explain it away. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  r.t..b... @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

Why is it that you put meaning into posts that the authors never state?

Why do you make shit up?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.2    2 weeks ago
It has nothing to do with Trump's platform ban!

It has nothing to do with July 4th!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  r.t..b... @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

Gee, I am sorry to burst your bubble of simple like-mindedness!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

Sorry about the deleted post, I thought you just wanted to write what my statement was not about, based on your reply to me.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
2  Krishna    2 weeks ago

Mr Trump was banned from Facebook and Twitter after the Capitol Hill Riots.

And rightfully so!

(Unless, of course, someone thinks that openly and directly inciting insurrections is absolutely fine....  jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif )

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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2.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Krishna @2    2 weeks ago

(Unless, of course, someone thinks that openly and directly inciting insurrections is absolutely fine....  )

see Tex

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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2.1.1  r.t..b...  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1    2 weeks ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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2.1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  r.t..b... @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

i see Tex, carrying the unholy water of Donald F'n Trump know matter what he doesn't, as too much to not mention.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1    2 weeks ago

I love that you can't stop talking about me!

Maybe I need to tell Trump to move over, because it looks like I moved in rent-free in your heads, too!!!

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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2.1.4  r.t..b...  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

...kibbles and bits...

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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2.1.5  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.3    2 weeks ago
I love that you can't stop talking about me! Maybe I need to tell Trump to move over, because it looks like I moved in rent-free in your heads, too!!!

if that is the way you see and feel about the attention your own written word brings you, then i would just go with it, cause who luvs' ya Tex...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1.5    2 weeks ago

Hell, you all couldn't even stop talking about me on a new thread!

Rent-free living in Liberal La La Land----ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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2.1.7  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.6    2 weeks ago
Rent-free living in Liberal La La Land----ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it's all i couldn't afford Trx

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1.7    2 weeks ago

I just know that I have no need to talk about you ever, while you can't stop from talking about me!

Proof is right above!!!

Denial is futile.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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2.1.9  r.t..b...  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1.5    2 weeks ago

...someone will see go to bed tonight with the delusional comfort that they made an impact, thinking their words made a difference...while totally ignorant of the fact that every single post is an ill-conceived, egoistic point subject to all ridicule deserved. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.10  Texan1211  replied to  r.t..b... @2.1.9    2 weeks ago

When I figure out the cure for you, I will let you know!

Maybe.

In the meantime, I expect you to keep talking about me.

Why deny your obsession any longer?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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2.1.11  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1    2 weeks ago

I am sure the list is longer.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
Masters Participates
2.1.12  r.t..b...  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.10    2 weeks ago

Self-obsessed?

My response was not directed to you, olde friend. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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2.1.13  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

He has carried more water for him than Gunga Din.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.14  Texan1211  replied to  r.t..b... @2.1.12    2 weeks ago

oh, gee, what a fantasy!

Of course you were talking about me, you can't help it if you are obsessed!

Let's hear more!!!!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

I'm not sure where people are getting the idea that Trump is becoming irrelevant. If he's not in prison he's going to run for president again and probably start campaigning by the end of this year. It doesnt get any more relevant than that. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 weeks ago

Got a feeling the seeder will be taking issue with that statement.

No matter how true it is.

 
 
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