Former U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday (March 25) that social media such as Twitter is “boring” and that he prefers the current way of getting his message out by making statements that are more effective and free from Twitter’s speech censorship.
During his presidency, Trump’s prolific tweeting was well known to everyone, and critics often called it unpresidential, but Trump supporters and advisers said it allowed him to bypass the distorted coverage of the mainstream media and speak directly to the American people.
Trump has made few public statements since Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms permanently discontinued his account.
In an interview with Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” on Thursday night (March 25), Trump said that since he was forced to leave the Twitter platform, it has become boring and he prefers to issue official press releases less frequently than he used to tweet as often.
Trump added that he prefers it the way it is now.
“I think I do like it better (the way it is now).” Trump continued, “We put out press releases. We’re no longer constrained to a certain number of characters. We’re no longer put under the magnifying glass of ……. And frankly, you do it less, you can do it better.”
“So, I’m sending out a statement from my office now, and the statement is being received by everybody.” Trump told show host Laura Ingraham, “I mean, that actually works better.”
The former president also said he has many options for communicating with the public beyond a few major social media platforms, including creating his own platform for his millions of followers, which he said he may do.
Trump also said that when he has something to say to a lot of people, it’s very effective to send out a statement that everyone can receive. “We may start our own platform, by the way.” He said.
Jason Miller, a senior adviser to Trump, told Fox News’ “#MediaBuzz” on March 21, “I do think that President Trump will probably be back on social media in about two or three months through his own platform. “
“I think it’s going to be the hottest thing on social media and it’s going to completely reset the game and everyone will be watching to see exactly what President Trump is doing.” Miller said.
Trump told Ingraham that the official statement allowed him to not be so “careful with every word (on the statement)” as opposed to tweeting it.
Trump’s previous tweets have been censored by Twitter, and he has often been tagged or banned from retweeting them.