Gee: we didn’t even get a chance to ask former President Donald Trump if he’d put The Moderate Voice on his blogroll.
His highly-touted new “platform” (actually an old-fashioned, standard blog) didn’t even last a month. Trump was reportedly “infuriated” that “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” was being mocked for its low traffic. The Moderate Voice has been around 18 years with both lots of hits and not-so-lots of hits (but we haven’t quit).
Former president Donald Trump’s blog, celebrated by advisers as a “beacon of freedom” that would keep him relevant in an online world he once dominated, is dead. It was 29 days old.
Upset by reports from The Washington Post and other outlets highlighting its measly readership and concerns that it could detract from a social media platform he wants to launch later this year, Trump ordered his team Tuesday to put the blog out of its misery, advisers said.
On its last day, the site received just 1,500 shares or comments on Facebook and Twitter — a staggering drop for someone whose every tweet once garnered hundreds of thousands of reactions.
Trump still wants to launch some other platform — timing not yet determined — and didn’t like that this first attempt was being mocked as a loser, according to a Trump adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk frankly about the former president’s plans
“From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” was preceded in death by Trump Airlines, Trump beverages, Trump: The Game, numerous Trump casinos, Trump magazine, Trump Mortgage, Trump Steaks, a Trump travel website, Trump telecom, Trump University, and Trump Vodka.
And, you might add, the Trump Presidency. Oops: Trump says he’ll be “reinstated” in August.
Former President Donald Trump’s blog — a webpage where he shared statements after larger social media companies banned him from their platforms — has been permanently shut down, his spokesman said Wednesday.
The page “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” has been scrubbed from Trump’s website after going live less than a month earlier.
It “will not be returning,” his senior aide Jason Miller told CNBC.
“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” Miller said via email.
He declined to provide additional details about those efforts.
“Hoping to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I do not have a precise awareness of timing,” Miller said.
But asked online later Wednesday whether the move was a “precursor” to the former president joining “another social media platform,” Miller replied: “Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned!”
“From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” bombed as badly as Marjorie Taylor Green at a bar mitzvah.
Former Guy's Blog, 2021–2021
"Former president Donald Trump’s blog, celebrated by advisers as a 'beacon of freedom' that would keep him relevant in an online world he once dominated, is dead. It was 29 days old." https://t.co/XUKWPYEEEZ
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 2, 2021
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 2, 2021
Trump's new social media platform is called Qwitter.
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) June 2, 2021
Question: Does the fact that “no one read” Donald Trump’s blog mean that he is more or less powerful within the Republican Party?
Answer: He is as powerful, if not more so, than when we left the White House. A “blog” is the least efficient, useful way he maintains authority. https://t.co/HPEphSRSl1
— Reed Galen (@reedgalen) June 2, 2021
Trump’s next communication idea is to market Trump Tin Cups and Strings.
— Dick Polman (@DickPolman1) June 2, 2021
Didn't last as long as DNA on a dress. https://t.co/6Rp14BWPr8
— E. Jean Carroll (@ejeancarroll) June 2, 2021
Trump just called me asking if I’d lip sync him again, it was so sad
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) June 2, 2021
Now that the Trump Tumblr has been killed, let's recall the grand predictions that Jason Miller, the sleazy crybaby & deadbeat dad who speaks for Trump, made about the site:
"I think will be the hottest ticket in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game" ??? pic.twitter.com/o2oCTUuFv3
— Matthew Sheffield (@mattsheffield) June 2, 2021
Trump is the first president in U.S. history to have both his presidency and his blog cancelled.
— Jon Cooper ?? (@joncoopertweets) June 2, 2021
'From the Desk of Donald J Trump.'
A blog that lasted only 29 days.
I've had bread that lasted longer.
— Renee Libby ?? (@ReneeAlida) June 2, 2021
Trump flack Jason Miller confirming that Trump's blog is no more.
This comes days after it was revealed that almost no one was visiting the page.https://t.co/4ptF9qVfyV
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 2, 2021
Trump’s blog is permanently shut down, was he made aware his posts could be used as evidence against him?
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) June 2, 2021
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 2, 2021
Liza Minnelli has outlived Donald Trump's blog — “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” — where he shared false statements after social media companies banned him.
— LizaMinnelliOutlives (@LiZaOutlives) June 2, 2021
Trump's blog lasted about two Scaramuccis https://t.co/2A93hu97ck
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 2, 2021
trump can’t even reinstate a blog.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 2, 2021
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) June 2, 2021
“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on"… LOL, imagine relying on this guy to spin your failures https://t.co/hEvi4yeRNL
— Jennifer 'pro-voting' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) June 2, 2021