Former US president, Donald Trump has shut down his newly launched site where he posts statements just 29 days after it was launched.
The website ”From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’ has been scrubbed from the former president’s website and instead the URL redirects users to a page to sign up for his email and text alerts.
Trump’s team did not give a reason for closing the website but
Senior Trump aide Jason Miller told CNBC that the site ‘will not be returning.’
‘It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,’ he added.
The site was set up by Trump after the former president was banned from social media sites like Twitter and Facebook following the January 6 Capitol riot.
Trump promised after being banned from his social media accounts that he would set up his own social media site, which he insists is different from the ‘desk’ blog.
Miller said he is ‘hoping to have more information on the broader efforts soon’ regarding the new social media site.
But asked online later Wednesday whether the move was a “precursor” to the former president joining “another social media platform,” Miller replied: “Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned!”
Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned! https://t.co/USKGvVXe2f
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) June 2, 2021