Donald Trump's 'communications' platform permanently taken offline

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By Cody Godwin
BBC News, San Francisco

Donald Trump's communications level has been permanently unopen down, his spokesperson told CNBC.

"It was conscionable auxiliary to the broader efforts we person and are moving on," elder adjutant Jason Miller said.

The platform, titled From the Desk of Donald J Trump, launched past period and served arsenic a mode for the erstwhile president to people his ain contented including property releases and videos.

Mr Trump was banned from Facebook and Twitter aft the Capitol Hill Riots.

From the Desk of Donald J Trump had a conception connected the erstwhile president's authoritative website, but it has present been removed. Mr Miller confirmed via Twitter that it is simply a precursor to Mr Trump's instrumentality to societal media, though it is unclear erstwhile oregon how.

The website - which was often referred to arsenic a blog - had a rolling provender of Mr Trump's assorted posts and gave visitors the enactment to "like" the station and stock it to Facebook and Twitter.

The nexus to the website present directs visitors to a leafage encouraging them to motion up for alerts from Donald Trump.

In March, Mr Miller told Fox News helium thinks "we're going to spot President Trump returning to societal media successful astir apt astir 2 oregon 3 months" and "with his ain platform".

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Mr Trump's ain platform has been talked astir since aboriginal this year, but it is unclear what it mightiness look like.

Some thought From the Desk of Donald J. Trump was the level helium had alluded to, but Mr Miller confirmed successful May that it was not, saying: "we'll person further accusation coming connected that beforehand successful the precise adjacent future."

Trump and his tweets

The erstwhile president was an avid idiosyncratic of societal media arsenic a mode to pass straight to his followers.

Since his removal from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, the erstwhile president has not been heard from successful the aforesaid capacity, though this website was the closest helium has been to straight communicating with his followers since January.

Mr Trump was an enthusiastic tweeter, often posting passim the time - and sometimes astatine nighttime - astir an array of topics, including the 2020 election, coronavirus and what helium called "fake news" to his astir 90 cardinal followers.

He has been permanently banned from Twitter.

Facebook's Oversight Board precocious upheld the platform's determination but ordered Facebook to reappraisal it again wrong six months.

YouTube has said it volition reactivate Mr Trump's relationship erstwhile the menace of "real-world violence" reduces.

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