Put this on your calendar, along with Mike Lindell’s victory before the Supreme Court. Every instinct in my body tells me these two events belong in the same category. Truth Social launches on February 21, 2022, President’s Day. New York Post:
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable,” Trump said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon.”
Last fall, more than 60 percent of registered Republicans said they planned to use the soon-to-be-released social media platform, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll. Only 20 percent of Republicans said they didn’t plan to use it at all.
Recently, former Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) announced his early departure from Congress to head up the social media company.
“The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship,” Nunes said in December. “The United States of America made the dream of the Internet a reality and it will be an American company that restores the dream. I’m humbled and honored President Trump has asked me to lead the mission and the world class team that will deliver on this promise.”
The former president called Nunes “a fighter and a leader” who “will make an excellent CEO of TMTG.”
Trump sees Nunes as a “fighter and a leader” his constituents saw him as a man who was never in his office and whom they could never contact. Nunes being out of office is one small step for social media, one giant leap for Congress.
The release of Truth Social will come more than 13 months after Trump was banned from Facebook and Twitter in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
He has repeatedly slammed the platforms’ decision to remove him and launched a separate communications outlet titled “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” in May 2021.
One month later, however, the blog was shut down. At the time, Trump spokesman Jason Miller revealed that the move was a “precursor” to the former president joining another social media platform.
It wasn’t a failure, it was a precursor. It’s all in the terminology, right?
Let’s see if Truth Social actually gets to the internet.