The Real Reason Donald Trump Shut Down His Website

Elias Hubbard
June 3, 2021

NBC reported that in the week after Trump launched his blog, it drew a little more than 212,000 engagements, compared to the hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets a single tweet from the former president sometimes accrued.

However, his blog is officially shut down, according to CNBC.

A Post analysis of online data late last month found that the site was attracting fewer visitors than the pet-adoption service Petfinder and the recipe site Delish.

Folks were quick to react to the news of Trump killing his blog because, honestly, it might be the most relatable thing he's ever done.

But Trump maintains wide influence in Republican political circles, even if his online presence has all but disappeared. His new blog isn't helping.

At the time of the ban, the former president reached tens of millions of followers on Twitter, and millions on Facebook alone. Their decisions came after he urged his supporters to "fight like hell" to confront lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 as they were certifying the Electoral College outcome. "Stay tuned!" No other Trump platform has been announced.

In March, Mr Miller told Fox News he thinks "we're going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months" and "with his own platform".

FILE - Jason Miller, a senior adviser to Donald Trump, speaks to media at Trump Tower in New York, Nov. 16, 2016.

In the weeks following the vote, Trump attempted, through his legal team, to challenge the result of the election, but to no avail. But after he launched it in early May, Internet traffic tracking showed that it wasn't getting much traction.

Since being booted from Twitter and Facebook, the former president has continued to release a steady stream of statements commenting on news of the day and endorsing candidates - but the impact of his posts has appeared to wane.

That response rate was pitifully low by Trump standards.

Miller said the blog, on which Trump commented on USA political and social issues and foreign affairs, "will not be returning". The old link now redirects to a webpage urging people to give their contact information to a Trump campaign mailing list.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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