Former President Donald Trump’s new blog has been shut down less than one month since it was launched. The blog was created after his team suggested he would be launching a new social media platform. Jason Miller, who is one of Trump’s senior aides, said the blog “will not be returning.” He added, “It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on.”

Those who try to visit the blog are now greeted with a web form in which they can key in their contact information to receive updates via text message or email. The blog, which was titled “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” began on May 4, 2021 – a few months after he was banned from platforms like Facebook and Twitter. 

The social media giants banned Donald Trump from posting on their respective platforms after the U.S. Capitol invasion, which happened on January 6, 2021. 

At the time of its launch, the blog was essentially billed as a social media platform that Donald Trump could make use of to communicate directly to his supporters. Fox News, which was the first to report that the former President had launched his own blog, called it “a new communications platform.”

However, late last month, Donald Trump issued a statement saying his blog platform was only meant to be a temporary channel to get his ideas and thoughts out to the public “without the Fake News spin.” In his statement, he clarified that the website was certainly not a platform.