Former President Donald Trump told Fox that his new social media site will likely launch officially in the first quarter of 2022.
In an interview, Trump whined that the major problem for him is connecting with the world. Fox asked Trump what the purpose of his company was, and he explained it was about "getting our voice out."
Trump only has an email account and cell phone numbers for over 20 million people. He is also plagued by having to make his spokesperson push out his tweets to her followers and not his, since he's been blocked from Twitter. Instead, he must push his statements out to thousands of reporters and influencers who can promote it for him.
It's one of many reasons he appears frustrated with promoting himself.
"It is going to be, very simply, a way of getting our voice out to a lot of people," Trump told the network. "And when we get our voice out, there are a lot of people that want to hear this voice, because they don’t hear it."
He then trashed the media, saying that there isn't a "free press." There is, however, a pay-press. Trump could always take out ads or pay for commercials. With this social media company, however, someone else is funding the operation.
"I truly believe we have far more than 50 percent of the public of the people of this country—much more than 50 percent," Trump explained. "This is a way of getting a strong word out from a lot of different people who should be heard."
Half of the public would be 164,750,000, almost 90 million more people than voted for him in 2020.
In the wake of Trump's expulsion from social media, several websites have popped up to be similar to sites like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. While many have flocked to the sites, they certainly aren't the numbers comparable to the main sites.
Parler, for example, boasts 13 million users, while Facebook has 2.89 billion users and Twitter has 186 million. Trump adviser Jason Miller started the website GETTR, which said that it has reached almost 3 million users before Thanksgiving 20201.
RightForge, which hosts Trump's social media site that is still developing, has prepared for 75 million users, Axios reported. That is more than Trump was able to capture in the 2020 election.