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Trump plans return to social media with his own platform, adviser says

Trump's senior adviser said the president is planning to make his return to social media in "about two or three months" with his own platform.

Editor's note: The video above was published January 11, 2021.

Former President Donald Trump is planning his return to social media, after being suspended by Twitter and Facebook following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, according to one of his senior advisers.

On Sunday, Jason Miller told Fox News that the president is planning to make his return to social media in "about two or three months" with his own platform. 

"This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does," Miller said on "MediaBuzz."

Miller added that Trump has had "high-powered meetings" about the project at Mar-a-Lago with multiple companies approaching the former president.

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Trump's Twitter account was permanently suspended following tweets he made days after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. At the time, Twitter said it suspended his account "due to the risk of further incitement of violence."

Facebook is currently having its oversight board review whether the former president should be permanently banned from his accounts. A recently Yahoo Finance online poll found over 50% of respondents thought Facebook should allow Trump back on the platform, compared to the 44% who want him banned permanently.

Without social media, Trump has made statements via press releases through his presidential office and through his Save America PAC. Miller said Sunday that the press releases enable the president to provide longer statements to the public.

Credit: AP
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C. Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial centered on a phone call that Americans never heard with the leader of a country far away, Ukraine. His second was far different. It centered on the rage, violence and anguish of one day in Washington itself. Together the two impeachment trials Trump faced illustrated his ability to escape consequences for actions that even many Republicans denounced. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)