Donald Trump does not want to return to Twitter, and returns to his social network Truth Social after two months

From February 21 Truth Social is available for download on the Apple App Store from Sunday night. Yes, only for iOS at the moment (or so it seems). Although the premiere was not as round as expected, because according to the Reuters agency some people had trouble creating an account.

Truth Social

What is Social Truth? It is the social network and platform of Donald Trump to be able to speak freely and freely to his followers, it was opened to guests last October 2011, but the real “national deployment” it was going to happen in the first three months of 2022, according to a statement from Trump Media & Technology Group.

But the truth is that Trump, 45th president and founder of the conservative alternative social network, has not been in a hurry to use his own social speaker, since he has spent two months or so without posting anything since February, just before the platform go out to the public. And Truth Social seems to be suffering from this lack of attention from its main driver. According to the analysis company From Sensor Tower mobiles, downloads of the Truth Social app for iOS have dropped to around 60,000 per week on the Apple App Store.

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But the radio silence has been broken at last. Because Trump is back, gentlemen.

“I’M BACK”

The former president of the United States published late Thursday a brief message on the social network of truth for the first time since the launch of the application he founded two months ago, in which he said: “I’m back!”

Trump broke his silence as Elon Musk sealed a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, which last year permanently banned Trump citing the risk of more violence following the Jan. 6, 2021, siege by a pro-Trump mob on the United States Capitol. Republicans applauded Musk’s purchase of the social media platform in the hope that the CEO of Tesla Inc, who has promised to relax content moderation practices to restore free speech, will invite Trump back into the game. place

But it doesn’t look like it’s going to be that way, because since the deal was announced this week, Trump has said he would not return to Twitter. In Thursday’s message, called “truth” on the app, Trump wrote: “I’m back! #COVFEFE”, referring to a typo in a Twitter message he sent while he was president complaining about the press that was the subject of a widespread meme.

Trump’s silence on his own app since the launch of Truth Social in the Apple App Store on February 21 has raised questions about its long-term viability.

Before its release, his son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a screenshot from his father’s Truth Social account with a “truth” he posted on February 14, verified on @reaDonaldTrump’s account, with the message: “Get ready! Your favorite president will see you soon!”