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Donald Trump returns to the Internet with a new website

May 4, 2021, 10:52 PM UTC

After being banned from Facebook and Twitter, former president Donald Trump debuted his own blog on Tuesday where he’s already attacking his perceived enemies and his election loss.

“Heartwarming to read new polls on big-shot warmonger Liz Cheney of the great State of Wyoming,” Trump posted about the Republican Congresswoman who has spoken out against Trump. “She is so low that her only chance would be if vast numbers of people run against her which, hopefully, won’t happen.”

The new site gives Trump an online home after Twitter and Facebook—tools he used with great effectiveness before and during his presidency—both banned him over comments he made during the Capitol Riots in January. On Wednesday, Facebook’s Oversight Board will determine whether to restore Trump’s account.

Trump’s website, called From the Desk of Donald J. Trump, is billed as “a place to speak freely and safely.” But for the moment, at least, only Trump can do so.

Vistors can, however, share Trump’s posts on Facebook and Twitter, shop for Trump merchandise, and contribute money to Trump, who is toying with running for president again in 2024.

Trump’s posts on the site, of which there are a few dozen, date back to March 24. They include attacks on Sen. Mitt Romney (“a stone cold loser”) and glee at Twitter’s stock price recently tumbling 15% (“it has become really BORING”).

Some of Trump’s posts, it turns out, are longer than the 280-character limit that Twitter had imposed on him.

Trump has reportedly investigated creating his own social network for conservatives. But nothing has been launched.

At the bottom of Trump’s new website is a message saying that the new blog is paid for by “Save America JFC, a joint fundraising committee of Save America and Make America Great Again PAC.” The two are Trump-related political fundraising committees. 

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