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 —
Launched last month with a grand unveiling replete with an action-movie-style trailer that proclaimed, “In a time of silence and lies, a beacon of freedom arises,” the blog never secured more than a sliver of the spotlight Trump held before he was banned from every major social media site in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Oh the irony!
The blog’s prospects hadn’t improved since, even though Trump had taken to writing on it more, a new analysis of online data shows.
Mr. Trump’s blog isn’t getting the traction he imagined he would get. Of course Trump lashed out at the platforms that banned or suspended him.
In his statement, Trump, without citing a source, said tens of millions of his supporters had stopped using Facebook and Twitter “because they’ve becoming ‘boring’ and nasty”
The WaPo report goes on to say Trump’s whole website including the blog, merch, ect, drew about half the web traffic of Newsmax or the Gateway Pundit. Two favorite sites of the weak minded looking for the distortions and conspiracy theories they most enjoy.