The previous US president launched his web site ‘From the Desk of Donald J Trump’ in Might. It was speculated to function a manner for Mr Trump to speak instantly with followers – after his ban from social media websites reminiscent of Twitter and Fb following the Capitol Hill riots. Senior aide Jason Miller confirmed to CNBC the weblog would “not be returning” after guests to the web site on Wednesday had been redirected to a web page encouraging them to join alerts from Mr Trump.
Mr Miller advised the web site was only a preliminary step in a wider social media venture that the Trump group was devising.
He mentioned: “It was simply auxiliary to the broader efforts we’ve and are engaged on.”
The transfer delighted the previous president’s military of critics, who took to social media channels to mercilessly mock him.
Political commentator Ameshia Cross posted: “He hoped it could get him the identical traction that Twitter did.
“It did not. Nobody cared in regards to the Trump weblog and its visitors was dismal at finest.”
One other wrote: “Trump shut down his rage fax web site as a result of no person visited it?
Petfinder is a pet-adoption service and was gaining extra guests than Mr Trump’s weblog, in line with a report by The Washington Publish.
Mr Miller informed Fox Information about Mr Trump’s intentions to launch his weblog again in March, claiming the property tycoon would “convey hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands, tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals to this new platform.”
Interactions with the web site, nonetheless, peaked at 159,000 on its launch, earlier than falling to only 15,000 thereafter.