DONALD TRUMP is set to return to social media in the next few months with his own platform, an aide of the former US President has claimed.
Speaking to Fox News’ “#MediaBuzz” earlier today, Jason Miller, who was a spokesperson for Mr Trump’s 2020 campaign, revealed that the former president believes it will quickly attract “tens of millions” of users. He also claimed that Mr Trump’s new platform will "completely redefine the game”.
As the news swept across existing social media, users from across the political spectrum flocked to comment on the speculation.
A supporter wrote: “He’s Back! Trump to Return to Social Media in 2-3 Months.
“It won’t be Twitter, but Twitter won’t be the only game either, more likely diminished in its reach and credibility as more people understand the censorship that lurks throughout.”
Another said: “I will be getting the app for President Trump social media platform. I’m so ready.”
Referring to his failure to replace ObamaCare, one critic wrote: “He couldn’t put a healthcare plan together.”
Another said: “Donald Trump is creating his own social media network that will go live in a few months.
“This isn’t good for anyone!
“His Lies, rhetoric & misleading speeches will be even worse & unfortunately his followers will believe & spread his conspiracies’
“America will fall further.”
The move from Mr Trump could set him on a collision course with existing social media firms.
The 74-year-old was a prolific tweeter before and during his presidency until his account was permanently banned in January after he encouraged his supporters to storm the US Capitol building.
Announcing his ban, Twitter said: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
Before booting him off its platform, the social media firm put warnings on many of his posts which said their veracity was questionable.
Throughout his tenure in the White House Mr Trump used social media to launch frequent outbursts against the likes of Chinese President Xi Jinping, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and presidential rival Joe Biden.
It also allowed him to be in direct contact with his vocal support base - which remained steadfastly loyal throughout the numerous scandals which engulfed his presidency.
But as his claims became increasingly outlandish, it led to calls for Twitter to do more to curb his power, and the social media giant finally acted in the final days of his presidency.
Mr Trump was impeached for a record-second time following the Capitol Hill riot.
But in February the Republican-controlled Senate voted to acquit him.
Following his acquittal, Mr Trump said: “This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country.”