The time is finally here: as war rages over who will control Twitter and what the rules on that blazing dumpster fire will be, the Donald is finally posting again.
Only this time you can’t read his tweets, unless they’re screenshotted, by logging onto the little blue bird. Now you need to log onto Truth Social, where Trump is posting, and you don’t want to miss it.
Here’s his first post: “I’M BACK #COVFEFE”
He’s Posting On Truth Social
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) April 28, 2022
Hilarious! That’s the Trump we loved seeing pop up on our Twitter feeds: funny, proud, energetic, and knowing that everyone is hanging on his words and waiting to see what he’ll say next, knowing it’ll be funny.
And this was. The #COVFEFE reference is a joke about a famous tweet in which he said “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”, with covfefe probably meaning “coverage,” but no one being quite sure.
Truth Social, as a reminder, is the former president’s social media app. It describes itself by saying “Truth Social is America’s “Big Tent” social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.”
While it’s been limited in recent weeks after coming out by its slow pace of letting people onto it, that’s recently been fixed by a migration onto the Rumble cloud, which will likely let it open the floodgates and let as many on as want to join. As I reported on that about a week ago:
Rumble’s CEO, for his part, was also quite positive in a statement made after the Truth Migration onto Rumble’s infrastructure was announced, saying:
“We are excited to partner with one of the fastest-growing social media companies on the internet. “Providing top-notch cloud infrastructure is essential, and Truth Social users will start to see the fruits of our efforts immediately.”
The announcement is excellent news for all those who use or want to use the app. While it functions flawlessly and engagement tends to be much higher on it than on sites with an anti-conservative bias, such as Twitter, there are so few people on it right now that it’s less interesting that other social media sites and less useful for those trying to use it to drive traffic to content they’ve created or make a point about a certain policy.
Now, however, assuming most of those who signed up for Truth but haven’t been able to use it yet start using it once they’re let onto the platform, that could change and the app could become more useful, and thus more used, by political figures and news organizations.
As a reminder, this was Trump’s first post on Truth:
Time for some Truth!!! pic.twitter.com/jvyteDb5gW
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 15, 2022
Hopefully we’ll see many more like it soon as Truth opens up fully and the posting kicks into high gear!