Donald Trump confirmed on Monday that he is looking to launch a new social media site to take on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and he also told us the Republicans he thinks would make a good candidate for President in 2024.
On Sunday, Trump spokesman Jason Miller said that the former president is preparing his own social media platform. Miller said that Trump was creating “the hottest ticket in social media” that will “completely redefine the game.”
On Monday, the former president himself confirmed the claim.
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) March 22, 2021
Trump spoke to podcaster Lisa Boothe on Monday and admitted that he is “doing things having to do with putting our own platform out there” that will be coming out “soon.”
One would think that a new Trump-approved social media site could really zoom to a major player in Big Tech.
That wasn’t the only news that Trump broke during his interview with Boothe. He also remarked on the “deep bench” of notable Republicans who could run for president if he decides not to.
“I mean, you know, there’s a, there’s a pretty deep bench. I’ll make that decision sometime later, but there’s a pretty deep bench,” Trump said.
The former president referenced the recent straw poll conducted by the annual conservative conference CPAC at the end of February.
Trump won the CPAC straw poll running away. The results with Trump in the mix as a possible candidate for 2024 were as follows:
1). Donald Trump – 55%
2). Ron DeSantis – 21%
3). Kristi Noem – 4%
4). Nikki Haley – 3%
5). Mike Pompeo – 2%
However, when the poll as taken again, this time without Trump in the mix, the results should just who else topped the list among conservatives:
1). Ron DeSantis – 43%
2). Kristi Noem – 11%
3). Donald Trump Jr. – 8%
4). Mike Pompeo – 7%
5). Ted Cruz – 7%
Still, Trump was quick to note that the GOP still wants him in the White House: ” If you look at the polls, they love the job that I’ve done. We had a 97 percent approval at CPAC, a 97 percent approval on policies and different things.”
“We have a lot of young, good people,” Trump added. “Ron DeSantis is doing a really good job in Florida. I think Josh Hawley has shown some real courage in going after big tech.”
“And you know somebody that’s been really terrific is Ted Cruz … And Rand Paul has been great. A lot of people, I mean, really a lot of people have been terrific. Sarah Huckabee is going to do great in Arkansas. I think that Kristi Noem has done a terrific job. A lot of – a lot of very good people, really very good people. The Republican party is stacked,” he said.
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