Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ Gets a Major Boost – After New Launch, 5 Top Republicans Just Joined The Party
After Trump left office in January 2021, he was blacklisted from major social platforms. It is probable that he could have fought to get back on. Or, he could have joined one of many alternatives. Instead, he stayed silent and hinted at building his own social network.
That network would be named “TRUTH Social.” The app was reportedly being developed and was set to launch on President’s Day, February 21, 2022. The app can now be downloaded via the Apple Appstore. And, from what we’ve been told, a few top Republicans joined. Not that you’ll be able to see them.
From Just the News:
Conservative politicians and influencers are opening accounts on former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social early as the social media platform is expected to launch to the public on President’s Day.
Former Rep. Devin Nunes, CEO of the Trump Media & Technology Group, told Fox News on Sunday that the app will be available this week and is expected to be “fully operational” within the United States by the end of March.
Several well-known Republican figures are reportedly on Trump’s new social platform. That includes Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Ric Grenell, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Rep. Gaetz, and Rep Gosar. It appears that these conservatives will be using the platform alongside existing social media networks.
Anticipation for the new social network was high, ever since it was announced by Devin Nunes that it would go live on February 21. But if you tried to download the app, or sign up on its website, you would have been disappointed. Validation emails for new accounts failed to go out in time. When users did try to sign up, they received a myriad of errors.
Currently, people can join a waitlist on the website, but even that link takes you to an error page. So many failures on day one have prompted liberal news sites to mock the endeavor.
Truth Social was launched on Monday morning to coincide with Presidents Day, but it appears the developers of the platform still have a lot of work to do.
The app is not available on Android phones. It is not available outside the U.S. There is no web version of Truth Social, and even those few iPhone users who have been able to get the app to download have been greeted with error messages and very long waiting lists.
Nunes is now saying the app will be “fully operational” by the end of March. It’s unusual that the app would be available a full month before the service is actually working. Perhaps Nunes underestimated just how difficult building a social media site would be?
Perhaps this experience won’t pan out as planned?
- Trump’s TRUTH Social app launched on February 21st.
- Several Republicans announced they joined the social network.
- Regular users have been unable to join, as the service does not appear ready.