(PresidentialInsider.com)- Former President Donald Trump hit out at social media network Twitter on Friday, calling the platform “very, very boring.”
The president made the comment last Friday during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, referencing the increasing censorship of the left-wing platform.
“I think all of that, but I’m getting the word our because we are doing releases,” the president said about the regular press releases he issues through his Save America PAC.
The press releases are often written in the same style as the tweets he would publish before he was permanently banned from the platform.
“Every time I do a release, it’s all over the place. It is better than Twitter. Much more elegant than Twitter, and Twitter is really boring,” Trump told Hannity
He also added that many people are leaving the platform because of censorship.
“A lot of people are leaving Twitter. It has become very, very boring. When I started with Twitter years ago, it was like a failed thing, concept, a platform, fail. It was failed,” he said.
And it became exciting. And I think I had a lot to do with it, to be honest with you, it became exciting. Now it is boring. It is no good anymore. The people were telling me.”
Rumors have circulated for years that Trump might consider throwing his support behind an alternative social media platform, or even start one himself. The former president was reportedly offered a stake in Parler, the Twitter alternative that was removed from the Apple and Google app stores following the January 6 Capitol Hill riots. However, the deal never worked and President Trump has repeatedly hinted that he may be working on a project of his own.
“I’m looking at it,” he told Hannity. “We’re looking at different platforms. We have a lot of people who want to come on existing platforms. They have to be strong. They can’t be dominated by Amazon and by Google and people that can take them off the air right away.”
President Trump’s answer may lie in the same kind of system used by Gab, another Twitter alternative that was formed early into his administration. The platform, which is often smeared as a “neo-Nazi” website because of its refusal to censor people for their opinions – however vile – uses its own dedicated servers to ensure that Big Tech cannot stop it from functioning as a website.
If President Trump wants his own social media platform, he’ll need to figure out how to replicate that exact setup.