Trump's Independence Day! Former president hopes to launch his own social media platform on July 4, six months after he was kicked off Twitter and Facebook

 Former President Donald Trump is aiming to launch his new social media platform to coincide with Fourth of July celebrations, six months after he was banned from Twitter, as his team plots a way back into the limelight.

  Trump is expected to relaunch rallies with two open-air events in June followed by a rally around the date of July 3, offering a chance to build anticipation for his new venture.

People familiar with planning say Independence Day is only a rough target for a social media launch.

Donald Trump relocated to his New Jersey golf club at the weekend and was spotted in New York City soon after. His team is planning to hold rallies in June and he hopes to make a big social media announcement on July 4

Donald Trump relocated to his New Jersey golf club at the weekend and was spotted in New York City soon after. His team is planning to hold rallies in June and he hopes to make a big social media announcement on July 4

Trump was barred from Twitter in January amid the fallout from the attack on the Capitol building and has been plotting his return to social media ever since

Trump was barred from Twitter in January amid the fallout from the attack on the Capitol building and has been plotting his return to social media ever since

'These things have a habit of slipping but wouldn't that be a symbolic date to get back online,' said a former Trump administration official.


Someone else has their eye on the date. President Joe Biden is targeting July 4 for the nation to put COVID-19 behind it and celebrate 'independence from this virus.'

Meanwhile, Trump hinted again at a 2024 run and said his supporters would be happy with his decision.

'We've done a real job, and I look forward to making people very happy,' he said in an interview with WABC Radio's Rita Cosby. 

Details of talks with platforms have seeped out in recent weeks and aides have teased an announcement to come.

Trump had almost 89 million Twitter followers when he was banned and hopes to be able to use that as leverage as he seeks to strike a deal with a new online home

Trump had almost 89 million Twitter followers when he was banned and hopes to be able to use that as leverage as he seeks to strike a deal with a new online home


On Friday, it emerged that CloutHub, which says it has become the new home of many Trump fans who have been frozen out of their Facebook accounts, has held talks with the former president

'We believe that of all the platforms that have come out, we are the right platform for the president,' chief executive Jeff Brain told the Wall Street Journal, which was first to report the target date.

Other platforms linked with Trump include FreeSpace, a Facebook like app that targets entrepreneurs.

Trump's personal account was permanently banned from Twitter on Jan. 8 amid the fallout from his supporters attacking the U.S. Capitol.

Last week Facebook upheld its ban on the 45th president, saying he 'created an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible.'

In the meantime, Trump launched a web page carrying his statements making it easier for users to share his on both Facebook and Twitter.

Trump launched a new website, From The Desk of Donald J. Trump, to publish his statements but aides say it is not the much trailed new social media platform

Trump launched a new website, From The Desk of Donald J. Trump, to publish his statements but aides say it is not the much trailed new social media platform

On Friday, he used it to congratulate his pick on becoming the third most senior Republican in the House of Representatives.

'Congratulations to Elise Stefanik for her Big and Overwhelming victory,' he wrote. 'The House GOP is united and the Make America Great Again movement is Strong!'

At the time of its launch, a senior adviser said From the Desk of Donald J Trump was merely the start.

'President Trump's website is a great resource to find his latest statements and highlights from his first term in office, but this is not a new social media platform,' tweeted Jason Miller, a long-time aide.

'We'll have additional information coming on that front in the very near future.'

Earlier this year Trump told friends he had lined up hundreds of millions of dollars in potential backing for a new platform - including from billionaires worried about growing cancel culture.

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