Former President Trump discussed his plans regarding social media on Newsmax TV with Greg Kelly Wednesday night. He has been banned from Twitter and other mainstream tech platforms.
“They really wanted me on Parler, and, you know, I had 89 million, but that was because they held it back,” Trump said, referring to Twitter’s manipulations to reduce his reach.
“And then on top of that, I had 36 million, or 39 million, on @POTUS. And we had other sites where we had millions and millions of people, so I guess we were about as big as it gets, and likewise on Facebook, and they all want that, and part of the problem is mechanically, they can’t handle that,” he added.
Trump worries that social media alternatives will not be able to handle the traffic from his use of their platforms. Parler is having a hard time getting online. Other platforms, such as Gab, as a result of rapid expansion, reported functionality issues.
Trump has no desire to get back on the major social media platforms.
“If you look at what’s going with Twitter, I understand that it’s become very boring, and millions of people are leaving. They’re leaving it because it’s not the same, and I can understand that,” Trump said.
“We’re negotiating with a number of people, and there’s also the other operation of building your own site. You can literally build your own site,” he added.
He has no intentions to return to Twitter, considering how he and his supporters were treated.
“We were being really harassed on Twitter. They were putting up all sorts of flags, I guess they call them. They were flagging almost anything you said. Everything I was saying was being flagged. It’s disgraceful, and yet you have other foreign countries saying the worst things possible, and they don’t even talk about it. But it’s become very boring. We don’t want to go back to Twitter,” Trump said.