Former President Donald Trump launched a new communication platform – “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” – on Tuesday, teasing his supporters that they will be “very, very happy” when they hear that he decides to run for president. again.
The new webpage, www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk, allows supporters to share the statements Trump has emailed to reporters to their Facebook and Twitter feeds, as the ex-president remains banned from both platforms.
Facebook’s supervisory board is expected to announce on Wednesday whether Trump will be permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram.
The webpage is called a ‘beacon of freedom’ in a time of ‘lies and silence’ in a promotional video, which shows footage of Mar-a-Lago, where the former president has lived since leaving the White House.
To excite supporters even more, Trump spoke to conservative commentator Candace Owens for her Daily Wire talk show and teased a possible presidential bid for 2024.
The answer is: I am absolutely thrilled. I look forward to making an announcement at the right time, ” Trump told Owens when asked if he would run again. ‘As you know, it is very early. But I think people will be really happy if I make a particular announcement, ‘he added, according to The Hill newspaper.
Former President Donald Trump has launched a webpage, www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk, where supporters can share with their social media platforms the statements Trump has emailed to the press.
Trump launched the new communications platform on Tuesday on the eve of when Facebook is expected to decide whether to get back on Facebook and Instagram or be permanently banned
A promotional video calling the webpage a ‘beacon of freedom’ at a time of ‘lies and silence’ shows footage of Mar-a-Lago, where Trump has lived since leaving the White House in January
Also on Tuesday, the Republican National Committee made a plea for fundraising asking Trump supporters to choose a city where he will hold his first spring rally.
“If you haven’t heard, President Trump said he might be reuniting with the American people to hold his first meeting in MONTHS,” the email from the RNC said. “This will be a gathering of patriots like we’ve never seen before.”
“The only question is, where should President Trump hold this HISTORICAL event?” the email asks.
Once supporters can enter their choice, they will be asked to donate between $ 45 and $ 2,900 to the RNC.
A box is automatically checked to make the donations monthly. And if it’s unchecked, a message will pop up saying, ‘Radical Left is AMAZING, you haven’t checked this box. Don’t give them what they want! ‘
An email sent by the Republican National Committee on Tuesday directs supporters to a fundraising page that automatically subscribes (left) and then shames them (right) for not signing up for recurring donations
In addition, a box is automatically checked on the donation form to give an additional $ 100 on May 15.
In April, The New York Times reported how the Trump campaign had automatically chosen donors to give recurring amounts on a weekly basis.
News broke last week that Trump is preparing to restart his MAGA rallies, saying on Wednesday that he will announce whether he is running for president again after the mid-term races of 2022 come to an end.
CNN reported that Trump had begun talks with his advisers about restarting the rallies – despite there still being a risk of the coronavirus – on behalf of Republican candidates he endorsed, and the rallies could resume this month.
Than while recording a podcast for the Dan Bongino show, Trump said the ‘appropriate time’ to announce a third presidential run would be after next year’s midterm, as he also saw a potential GOP rival, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a total loser called.
“So I’m thinking about it very seriously,” Trump said of another presidential run.
He said the polls were “very positive” in his favor.
“Nobody has seen anything more positive,” he continued.
An NBC News poll this week showed that Trump relaxed the hold on the Republican Party and his favorites were declining, with good numbers from 32 percent of American adults.
“If you do, I think the most appropriate time would be right after the ’22 election, that’s my opinion. Could do it sooner, but I think it would be good right after the election, especially if you have good elections, ”said the ex-president.
When he asked Trump to run again, Bongino had floated Trump to elect a vice president early, but Trump seemingly ignored that part of the question.
“ Now I’m not sure if you didn’t have a good election, I’m not sure that wouldn’t be good either, if you want to know the truth, ” Trump added, suggesting that Republicans are underperforming in the midterm elections. – if they had to do it historically right – he could dive in to help rebuild.
Bongino tried to ask Trump what life after the White House was like, but Trump spoke of the strength of his approval instead.
It’s a different kind of life, yet very political because of the notes. Everyone comes and they all want the approval more than they ever wanted. It has never been an endorsement that has meant so much, and that is an honor for me, ”Trump said. “It means victory.”
CNN had more details on Trump’s day-to-day practice and reported that he spent most of the nearly 100 days out of the office at his West Palm Beach golf course, just down the road from his Mar-a-Lago home.
On Monday and Tuesday, however, he takes a break from hitting the left to talk to aides about the week ahead, including which Republican candidates he will meet and whether they are worthy of his approval.
Trump has converted the bridal suite above his Mar-a-Lago resort’s massive 20,000-square-foot ballroom into his post-presidency office.
He will soon be heading north to his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, to avoid the swampy Florida summer.
He spends time sending emails almost daily – the more formal from the Office of the 45th President and, more often, blowing Trump-esque rumors out of his Political Action Committee ‘Save America’ account.
The rallies would be a way to keep his base excited as Trump tries the GOP kingmaker role.
Trump’s Make America Great Again rallies were the flagship of his 2016 campaign and continued his tenure as president. They became key to his political movement and success with the far right.
Thousands of cheering, excited supporters would come to Trump’s rallies, even in the era of the coronavirus.
He has not held such events since his farewell address at the Joint Base Andrews hangar on January 20 before boarding Air Force One for the last time en route to West Palm Beach.
“ It will certainly be different in terms of setup, but we’ve gotten really good at planning these events in 2020, so we’ll probably use a lot of those same vendors again, ” a person close to Trump’s post-White House operation . told CNN.
He has already vowed to travel to Alaska to campaign against Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, who is due for re-election in 2022.
Murkowski was one of seven GOP senators who voted to condemn Trump in his second impeachment trial, which was conducted after the former president left office.
During his interview with Bongino, Trump also spoke out about Hogan, another member of his party.
‘This guy, I’ve watched him, he’s a total loser. He hasn’t been a good governor, ”Trump said. ‘I think he wants to run. I think I would give him less than zero percent chance, okay? ‘
Hogan came up when Trump defended his reputation by leading the country through the first year of the coronavirus pandemic.
‘On tape those governors said the best things you’ll ever hear about me, the best things about me -‘ what a job you do, thank you very much, great, great, great ‘- and then you will be one of the Democrats and sometimes a RINO like Maryland that’s a total RINO, then you see him leave, ”Trump told Bongino. “We’ve got them on tape saying the best things about your favorite president, Dan, you’ve ever heard.”
Hogan publicly complained about the Trump administration’s efforts – often causing states to fight for personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing.
Trump also politicized the wearing of masks and shutdowns and did not publicly receive doses of the vaccine.
During his interview with Bongino, Trump continued to falsely claim that he was the winner of the 2020 election – and continued to point the finger at the Food and Drug Administration and Pfizer for not going through the US until after releasing positive news about Pfizers. FDA Approved COVID-19 Vaccine. the race ended and now President Joe Biden was determined the winner.
“This is a very unusual group of people out there,” he said of those who work for the FDA.
Trump said that while someone pointed out that the good vaccine news would have influenced the election in his favor, “ I said no, I won the election anyway. I’ve held two elections, I’ve won them both, as far as I’m concerned, and we’ll see about a third. ‘
“I will say you would never have had a vaccine in nine months if I weren’t president,” Trump said.
“One thing I will say: I think if the vaccine came out before the election, the press would have made a small deal on it,” he continued. “When it came out two days after the election, the press made it the biggest story ever.”
Trump also agreed with Bongino’s assessment that his face would be added to Mount Rushmore had he just been a Democrat.
“I know, I know – yes, I would have,” said the ex-president.