There have been months of speculation about how Donald Trump might respond to being banned from major social media platforms. One of those ideas was obvious. Make your own and make it your own. Easier said than done?
I guess not a Trump aide says he’s doing just that.
“I do think that 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 adviser Jason Miller told Fox News’ “#MediaBuzz” on Sunday. “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.”
If true, it could be Yuge, but it would need to be Yuge and secured on its own servers and big enough to handle the initial surge of interest such an endeavor will create and the growth it would invite.
Assuming it doesn’t suck.
Trump has the resources, access to experts, and the desire to compete with the existing tech-swamp. Donald Trump took credit for making WinRed a reality. He saw the need, asked questions, encouraged stakeholders, and likely offered input. The result was a functioning donation platform for Republicans to compete with ActBlue, which Trump boasted drove more Republican donations than its liberal competitor.
I have no idea if that was true when he said it, but he clearly has the organizing skills and resources to back a project of this size.
The question then is if this is really happening, on the schedule suggested, or is the Donald Tweaking big tech?
All the above?
And how will Liberal reporters and Democrat trolls be treated?
Our policy is to let them talk, they prove us right – and make for great sport (assuming no abusive language or threats). Would a Trump platform be similar or less forgiving?