No more ‘From The Desk of Donald J. Trump’: Former president shut down blog launched just a month ago

WASHINGTON – “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” is no longer.

The former president shut down a blog he created just a month ago, though many of his written statements that appeared on it remain on his traditional website, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Trump used the short-lived blog as an alternative to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites that banned him because of his constant false statements about last year’s election loss to President Joe Biden.

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Trump spokesman Jason Miller said the blog, titled “From The Desk of Donald J. Trump,” was designed to be temporary as the organization develops its own social media site.

“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” Miller said.

Miller said he did not know when a Trump social media platform might launch.

Most of Trump’s written statements through May, which include falsehoods about “election fraud” and attacks on Biden and anti-Trump Republicans, still appear on the ex-president’s website.

Trump aides announced the blog May 4, releasing a video that advertised “straight from the desk of Donald J. Trump” and included references to his banning from social media.

Twitter and Facebook banned Trump after his statements in the wake of the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, when his supporters tried to halt the congressional confirmation of electoral votes that put Biden in the White House.

Trump’s critics relished the demise of the blog.

The Lincoln Project tweeted, “Gone, but [easily] forgotten.”

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