DONALD Trump's blog has been permanently shut down, according to one of his top aides.
“From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” has been removed less than a month after it went live – and senior staffer Jason Miller confirmed it "will not be returning" on Wednesday.
“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” Miller told CNBC after Trump had used the platform to post lengthy statements after his social media ban.
Miller declined to go into detail about these "efforts" but said he is "hoping to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I do not have a precise awareness of timing."
After MAGA fans stormed the US Capitol on January 6 and forced members of Congress to hide, the former president was prevented from posting on Facebook and Twitter.
Trump allies have repeatedly claimed that Big Tech is censoring right-wing commentators and accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey of silencing them after his @DJTDesk account was suspended.
Trump's alternative blog was initially described as a new “communications platform."
Miller said the blog site was “a great resource” but clarified that "this is not a new social media platform.”
Trump – who has repeatedly teased his 2024 run -used the online resource to post incendiary statements about Joe Biden and the 2020 election.
As recently as Sunday, he called on American "patriots" to protect the absentee 2020 election ballots in Georgia as another audit gets underway.
Trump spoke out after a judge ruled that Fulton County's absentee ballots can be unsealed following a handful of plaintiffs filing for access to them, while MAGA fans push for him to be reinstated.
Back in May, Republican lawmakers claimed Facebook could "muzzle" more conservative voices after it emerged that Trump's account may be permanently deleted in six months.
Sen Ted Cruz, Rep Kevin McCarthy, and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows were some of the disgruntled GOP who condemned the move, which was announced on May 5.
Trump was banned from Facebook back in January after hundreds of his supporters stormed the US Capitol, leaving five dead – but the indefinite suspension of his account will be decided in November.
The former president also released a statement declaring that what Facebook, Google, and Twitter have done is "disgraceful" and an "embarrassment" to the USA.
He said that "Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth" and demanded that "corrupt social media companies … pay a political price," as his allies spoke out in solidarity.
The company's Oversight Board upheld the January 7 decision to restrict Trump's "access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account."
The announcement noted that "it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension," however.
It also referenced two posts by Trump posted the day of the riots, which "severely violated Facebook’s Community Standards and Instagram’s Community Guidelines."
He wrote: "'We love you. You’re very special,' in the first post and 'great patriots,' and 'remember this day forever,' in the second post," the release went on.
The board stated that this "violated Facebook’s rules prohibiting praise or support of people engaged in violence" after MAGA fans stormed the Capitol building.
"However, it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose an ‘indefinite’ suspension," the statement concluded.
"It is not permissible for Facebook to keep a user off the platform for an undefined period, with no criteria for when or whether the account will be restored."
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