Hopes that Trump’s low rating Blog shut down heralds the demise of his influence is optimistic at best.
Former President Donald J. Trump has removed himself entirely from the internet.
Still banned from Twitter and Facebook, and struggling to find a way to influence news coverage since leaving office, Mr. Trump decided on Wednesday to shutter his do-it-yourself alternative, a blog he had started just a month ago called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.”
Mr. Trump had become frustrated after hearing from friends that the site was getting little traffic and making him look small and irrelevant, according to a person familiar with his thinking.
The site, which cost a few thousand dollars to make and was put together for Mr. Trump by a company run by his former campaign manager Brad Parscale, was intended to be an online hub for supporters to see statements issued by the former president and communicate with him.
Trump shut down his blog because his supporters don’t read! They are far more susceptible to the knee jerk brain farts of Twitter because 280 characters is their daily reading limit.
His support however amongst Republicans is still terrifyingly strong…
A majority of Republicans still believe Donald Trump won the 2020 US presidential election and blame his loss to Joe Biden on baseless claims of illegal voting, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.
The 17-19 May national poll found that 53% of Republicans believe Trump, their party’s nominee, is the “true president” now, compared with 3% of Democrats and 25% of all Americans.
About one-quarter of adults falsely believe the 3 November election was tainted by illegal voting, including 56% of Republicans, according to the poll. The figures were roughly the same in a poll that ran from 13-17 November which found that 28% of all Americans and 59% of Republicans felt that way.
…The possibility that Covid accidentally leaked from a Wuhan Lab has enormously dangerous geopolitical ramifications and empowers Trump in a terrible way.
We know there were embassy cables warning Trump that the Wuhan Lab was a safety risk.
We know the lab was experimenting on the virus and that scientists have now cast suspicion on the virus having been tampered with.
Because of the prevalence of these types of labs and with human error factored in, there is an 80 percent chance of a a dangerous pathogen escape every 12.8 years.
We know lab staff suffered symptoms exactly like Covid a month before the first case in December.
The most dangerous part of this however will be the way it empowers Trump and Qanon while diminishing the credibility of the mainstream media.
For Republicans who belive Trump was cheated, news he was right abut Covid would ignite a backlash that can’t be calculated.
Trump closing his blog is the least of our worries.
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