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Former President Trump is planning to return to social media by the end of spring, probably on a non-mainstream platform, his senior advisor Jason Miller said on Saturday.
Speaking on an episode of Mediate’s “The Interview” podcast, Miller said the Trump team has been having ongoing conversations “with both existing social media platforms and also potentially with some brand new platforms” since the former president was kicked off Twitter and Facebook after the deadly January 6 Capitol riots.
“We’re not that far off from seeing President Trump return to social media,” Miller said. “I think it will be on some new platforms that maybe you haven’t seen before, and it will be a tectonic plate shift in the world of social media because anything that he touches is going to be big, so I think there’s going to be some excitement on that front.”
When asked whether Trump thinks mainstream platforms would invite him back, Miller said he “would never shut the door completely on anything” but that the likelihood is low.
“I’m sure Jack [Dorsey] will probably shut the door completely to a Twitter return and Zuckerberg…we’ll see what happens in April with this advisory board review from Facebook.”
In January, The Facebook Oversight Board announced it would begin accepting public feedback on the social media giant’s suspension of former President Trump.
The board said it would issue a decision on Trump’s fate within 90 days of January 21, The Verge reported.
Meanwhile, Twitter executives said in February that Trump’s ban is permanent and will stay in place even if he runs for the White House again.
Trump has kept a relatively low profile since leaving the White House two months ago.
Miller told Mediate that the public statements are just a “temporary stopgap.”
“One of the things we were discussing the other day is he’s actually had a lot more pickup from his once every couple of day-press releases that he’s put out than he did over a lot of his tweets by the end of the administration.”
Miller said the “details and fleshed out” statements have allowed the team to “start adding in policy specifics.”