By Collin Rugg
According to a bombshell new report, President Donald Trump is secretly working behind the scenes, raising hundreds of millions of dollars to launch a new social media site to protect conservatives.
Sources close to the former president have said that he is doing this to protect his base from Big Tech and “cancel culture.”
Check out what the The Washington Examiner reported:
Former President Donald Trump has told friends he has hundreds of millions of dollars in backing for a new social media venture that would give him an online presence and protect conservatives from being shut down online.
Two sources familiar with discussions said investors included Silicon Valley figures motivated by fears of censorship and online “cancel culture.”
Details emerged as Trump began a new phase of his post-presidency, giving television interviews from his Florida base in the week after his Senate impeachment acquittal.
During an interview with Newsmax, the former President hinted that something was in the works.
“We’re negotiating with a number of people,” he said to Newsmax TV. “There is also the option of building your own site because we have more people than anybody, so you can literally build your own site. But we were being really harassed on Twitter. They were putting up all sorts of flags, I guess they call them, they were flagging almost anything you said.”
After being banned from practically the entire internet, Trump said at the time: “We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future.”
The Washington Examiner goes into deeper detail into the current political operation that former President Trump is conducting:
Visitors have included House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as well as his second-in-command, Rep. Steve Scalise, according to reports. His new website and email mailing list were put together by Nucleus, a digital campaign firm run by Brad Parscale, who was Trump’s 2020 campaign manager until he was replaced in July last year.
Two sources familiar with discussions said Trump had also met with potential investors in a new online venture designed to allow the former president to engage with his supporters and protect them from being taken offline.
Trump’s team is using the free speech argument to attract libertarian donors, said one Republican.
“They aren’t the people you might expect,” he said.
With impeachment out of the way on Saturday, this week triggered a new phase in Trump’s life after the White House. On Tuesday, he launched a blistering attack on his one-time loyal Senate lieutenant Sen. Mitch McConnell, calling him a “political hack” and threatening to back rival primary candidates.
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Author: Collin Rugg
Source: Trending Politics: BREAKING: Trump Is Secretly Working Behind the Scenes, Raising Hundreds of Millions For Social Media Gig