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The Real Reason Donald Trump Shut Down His Website

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Donald Trump reportedly hopes to be reinstated as President in August

Named "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump", the blog was launched only a month ago in response to decisions by Twitter and Facebook to ban the Republican for inciting rebellion against President Joe Biden's election win.

Miller said the blog, on which Trump commented on US political and social issues and foreign affairs, "will not be returning".

DONALD TRUMP has reportedly told a number of people close to him that he expects to be reinstated in the White House at some point over the coming months.

"I do think we're going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here with his own platform", Miller said on Fox News' "Media Buzz" in March. The site allowed Trump to post tweet-like messages with signature random use of capital letters, and for his followers to then share these on their own social media - but it didn't allow for any sort of reply interface.

Miller downplayed the blog as "just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on", and has teased that a new platform from the former president may be on the way.

From the Desk of Donald J Trump had a section on the former president's official website, but it has now been removed.

Trump still wants to launch some other platform - timing not yet determined - and didn't like that this first attempt was being mocked as a loser, according to a Trump adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk frankly about the former president's plans.

FILE - President Donald Trump's Twitter feed is photographed on an Apple iPad in New York, June 27, 2019.

Trump himself tried to downplay the role of the blog.

"This is meant to be a temporary way of getting my thoughts and ideas out to the public without the Fake News spin, but the website is not a platform", he said. In fact, the blog was created on May 4, just one day before the Facebook Oversight Board was slated to announce a decision on Trump's suspension from its platforms.

"It is merely a way of communicating until I decide on what the future will be for the choice or establishment of a platform".

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

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