Last updated on March 5, 2021 7:13 pm
By Savannah Rychcik
Jason Miller, a senior adviser to Donald Trump, indicated the former president could return to social media as early as this spring.
“I do think we’re probably not that far off from seeing President Trump return to social media,” Miller said during an appearance on Mediaite’s “The Interview” podcast.
He continued, “And I’ve said before that there are ongoing conversations with both existing social media platforms, and also potentially with some brand new platforms.”
Miller explained, “I would expect that by the end of spring, we will see President Trump back on social media, and I think it’ll be in some new platforms that maybe you haven’t seen before.”
He argued, “It will be a tectonic plate shift in the world of social media because anything that he touches is going to be big.”
“So I think there’s going to be some excitement on that front,” Miller added.
After Twitter permanently banned Trump following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the social media platform said he would never be allowed back on, even if he wins the presidency again, as IJR reported.
“The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform, whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official,” Twitter CFO Ned Segal said during an interview on CNBC.
He continued, “Remember, our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we have to remove them from the service and our policies don’t allow people to come back.”
When asked if the answer is “no” Trump will not be able to return to Twitter, Segal replied, “He was removed when he was president and there would be no difference for anyone who’s a public official once they’ve been removed from the service.”
Facebook extended the suspension of Trump’s account indefinitely after the insurrection, as IJR reported.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said on Thursday Trump’s account will be reinstated “when we determine that the risk of violence has decreased.”
Miller suggested Trump may not be returning to those platforms. It will “probably [be] with different entities other than Twitter and Facebook.”
“I…never want to go and box him in and say ‘Absolutely’ on this stuff, but I think it’ll be something new,” Miller explained.