Fading, disgraced former president shuts down blog

Source: CNBC

“Former President Donald Trump’s blog — a webpage where he shared statements after larger social media companies banned him from their platforms — has been permanently shut down, his spokesman said Wednesday. The page ‘From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’ has been scrubbed from Trump’s website after going live less than a month earlier. It ‘will not be returning,’ his senior aide Jason Miller told CNBC. … At the time of his social media ban in January, Trump boasted tens of millions of followers on Twitter and millions on Facebook. Trump’s blog, in contrast, struggled to amass even a fraction of that engagement, NBC News reported a week after its launch, citing data compiled with BuzzSumo.” [editor’s note: A week is a pretty short lead time for measuring reach comparisons to social media profiles that have been around for years – TLK] (06/02/21)