'He's figured out how screwed he is': Trump struggles to launch new social media platform as he hints at 2024 run

Former President Donald Trump's efforts to launch a new social media platform have not yet materialized. According to Yahoo! News contributor Tom LoBianco, the new platform is apparently "one of the most closely guarded secrets in Trumpworld." Republicans and Trump advisers speaking to LoBianco said that Trump wants to both control of the platform and to earn money off it.

Trump has lost his most favored tools for communicating to his fans, most specifically his Twitter account. He is now suing to get back on those platforms, although his legal battle hasn't been fruitful so far.

"In the meantime, talks about buying stakes in other conservative social media outlets have faltered, with the exception of the one run by his former aide Jason Miller," LoBianco writes. "A number of other conservative social media sites have courted Trump, still considered to be the single most powerful force in social media on the right, from CloutHub to Skylab. Trump even considered selling his name and expansive base of followers from his now defunct Twitter account to some of the platforms."

But some wonder if another online bullhorn would be good for Trump, especially in light of the fact that he was accused of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. But how Trump will get his message out without access to a social media platform at his fingertips is still anyone's guess.

"If he's doing Hannity hits, that means he's figured out how screwed he is right now," said one Republican speaking to LoBianco. "It's like a tree dropping alone in the forest. You've got the loudest mouth in the world, but is anybody hearing it?"

Read the full article over at Yahoo! News.