Donald Trump has claimed he prefers his less frequent news releases after he was banned from Twitter in the wake of the Capitol riot in January.
Since leaving office, Trump has put out a series of tweet-like press releases under the letterhead of The Office Of Donald J. Trump in which he has endorsed favored candidates and repeated his false claims that the 2020 election was rigged.
He told Fox News host Laura Ingraham last night that he preferred his new mode of communication because ‘we’re no longer constrained by a certain number of characters’.
But he added that he was considering creating his own platform for his army of online followers.
Donald Trump, pictured, has claimed he prefers his new post-White House method of communicating by press release after he was banned from Twitter
Since leaving office Trump has issued a series of tweet-like press releases, including this one on March 10 claiming credit for America’s vaccine success
Asked about a possible new platform, Trump replied: ‘In my case I have a lot of options, because we have 200million plus followers’.
But he added: ‘What I’m doing now, I almost like it better, I think I do like it better.
‘We’re no longer constrained by a certain number of characters, we’re no longer put under the magnifying glass and frankly you do it less, and you can do it better.
‘I put out statements now from The Office Of… and the statements are picked up by everybody. It actually works better now.
‘With that being said, we may open up our own platform, but the putting out of statements… it gets to everybody, it’s been very effective.
Asked if he found he had more time on his hands without Twitter, he said: ‘Actually I do, it’s very true. And I don’t have to be so careful with every word. If I put a comma in the wrong place it becomes like, he doesn’t know proper English.
‘You have much more time, and actually you can really steer something and focus something on what’s very important.
‘Twitter has become very boring. A lot of people are leaving Twitter, it’s become very, very boring. We’re off, and a lot of other people are off.’
Trump’s ban from Twitter came alongside permanent suspensions for allies including MyPillow supremo Mike Lindell (pictured) who had backed the false election fraud claims
Trump’s account was permanently suspended after he incited a mob to invade the halls of Congress in a doomed attempt to overturn the election results.
The official POTUS account also had all its tweets deleted before it was handed over to Joe Biden’s administration on January 20.
Other Trump allies to be banned from the site included attorney Sidney Powell, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and MyPillow supremo Lindell.
Some conservatives had favored the self-styled ‘free speech’ site Parler, but that too suffered a setback when web host Amazon pulled the plug in January,
Parler partially reappeared online later that month with the help of a Russian technology firm.
Twitter has said that Trump’s ban from the site is permanent and will remain in place even if he returns to front-line politics by running for the White House in 2024.
Trump has not committed to whether or not he plans to do so, but polls have shown that he would be the favored candidate on the Republican side if he did.
Only one president, the late-19th century Grover Cleveland, has served non-consecutive terms in the White House.
Trump was banned from Twitter after inciting a mob of his supporters to invade the Capitol on January 6, pictured
President Biden has also not said with certainty that he will run again in 2024, when he will be 81 years old.
But amid speculation that he is laying the groundwork for Kamala Harris to run in 2024, Biden said on Thursday was ‘a great respecter of fate’ but plans to run.
‘My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,’ Biden said at his first formal White House press conference last night.
He later pushed back against a reporter’s suggestion that his 2024 plans were definite.
‘I said, ‘That is my expectation,” Biden said. ‘I’m a great respecter of fate. I’ve never been able to plan four-and-a-half, three-and-a-half years ahead for certain.’
Biden seemed exasperated when asked if he expected Trump to run on the Republican side in four years.
‘I don’t even think about it. I have no idea,’ Biden said, suggesting that Trump may not even be part of the Republican Party.