Trump Fuming Over Truth Social App’s Botched Launch

Trump has “privately fumed” about Truth Social’s failure to attract a sizeable audience since its launch in February, according to The Washington Post, which cited an unnamed source familiar with the matter.

The source also told The Post that the former president is now considering joining Gettr — a competitor to Truth Social that claims it is “founded on the principles of free speech.”

Citing its source, the outlet reported that Trump has been holding back from posting on Truth Social because he doesn’t believe that the app is “ready for prime time.” 

Truth Social’s current head Devin Nunes, who is also a former Republican congressman, has been attempting to assuage Trump’s concerns about the app by giving the latter frequent briefings, per The Post.

In October, former Trump aide Jason Miller said he could not come to a deal with the former president on building a social media platform. The pair eventually went their separate ways, with Miller heading up Gettr and Trump announcing his venture with the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG)

Built by TMTG, Truth Social strongly resembles Twitter, which permanently suspended Trump’s account in January.

Truth Social was plagued by technical difficulties shortly after its launch — with potential users placed on waitlists after finding themselves unable to create accounts. This week, the app also saw the departure of two key executives: its technology chief Josh Adams, and its head of product development, Billy Boozer.

Insider’s Rosie Bradbury, who spent a week on Truth Social, described it as a “ghost town” overrun by bots.

Gettr also faced some serious launch-day errors back in July, with conservative figures like Mike Pompeo, Steve Bannon, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Miller himself having their pages hacked. 

Representatives for the Trump Media and Technology Group, Gettr, and Trump’s post-presidential press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

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  1. Trump needs to go away. he did not do a good job. I will never vote for him for any gov office. ever

    1. You need to go permanently away and NEVER come back. How about off planet? We love Trump. We don’t love you. You don’t do good jobs either. How do you feel you are better than TrumP?

    2. Trump did a better job than any President before him! I think the biggest reason many have trouble with him is his love of himself, but he truly has the love of country and did carry through on his promises! He knows how to get things done. Does he do mean tweets yes however not without merit! The truth social app I signed up for but have been unsuccessful in creating an account always an error no matter what username or email I try to set up with! I pray Trump does become President in 2024~

  2. As much as I like Trump, I wouldn’t want an app on my phone. Now, if he had a web page, like FB, I’d be on it all the time.

  3. Trump, Soris and others upset at the launch of Truth Social, why did you not lay down more cash to Internet service providers to supply internet service???????????????????????///

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