Former President Donald Trump launched a new communications platform - 'From the Desk of Donald J. Trump' - on Tuesday, as he teased to his supporters that they'll be 'very, very happy' when they hear his decision about running for president again.
The new webpage, www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk, allows supporters to share the statements Trump has been emailing to reporters to their Facebook and Twitter feeds, as the ex-president remains banned from both platforms.
Facebook's Oversight Board is expected to announce Wednesday whether Trump will be permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram.
The webpage is referred to as a 'beacon of freedom' in a time of 'lies and silence' in a promotional video, which shows imagery of Mar-a-Lago, where the former president has been living since leaving the White House.
To further excite supporters, Trump talked to conservative commentator Candace Owens for her Daily Wire talk show and teased a potential 2024 presidential bid.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'The answer is, I'm absolutely enthused. I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time,' Trump told Owens when asked if he'll run again. 'As you know, it's really early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement,' he added, according to The Hill newspaper.
Former President Donald Trump launched a communications platform Tuesday on the eve of when Facebook is expected to decide if he's allowed back on Facebook and Instagram
Also on Tuesday, the Republican National Committee put out a fundraising plea asking Trump's supporters to pick a city where he'll hold his first spring rally.
'If you didn’t already hear, President Trump said he may be reuniting with the American People to hold his first rally in MONTHS,' the RNC's email said. 'This will be a gathering of Patriots unlike anything we’ve ever seen.'
'The only question is, where should President Trump hold this HISTORIC event?' the email asks.
Once supporters can write-in their choice, they're asked to donate between $45 and $2,900 to the RNC.
A box is automatically checked to make the donations monthly. And when it's unchecked a message pops up saying, 'The Radical Left is THRILLED you unchecked this box. Don't give them what they want!'
Additionally on the donation form, a box is automatically checked to give an additional $100 on May 15.
In April, The New York Times reported how the Trump campaign had automatically opted in donors to give recurring sums weekly.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Last week, the news broke that Trump is preparing to restart his MAGA rallies, saying Wednesday that he will announce if he is running for president again afteer the 2022 midterm races conclude.
CNN reported that Trump had initiated discussions with his advisers about restarting the rallies - despite there still being a coronavirus risk - on behalf of Republican candidates he's endorsed, and the rallies could resume this month.
Then during a podcast taping for the Dan Bongino show, Trump said the 'appropriate time' to announce a third presidential run would be after next year's midterm, as he also slammed a potential GOP primary rival, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, calling him a 'total loser.'
'So I'm giving it very serious consideration,' Trump said of another presidential run.
He said the polls in his favor were 'very positive.'
'Nobody's seen anything more positive,' he continued.
An NBC News poll this week showed Trump's grip on the Republican Party loosening and his favorables dipping down, receiving good marks from 32 per cent of American adults.
'If you do it, I think probably the most appropriate time would be right after the '22 election, that's my opinion. Could do it sooner, but I think right after the election would be good, especially if you have a good election,' the ex-president said.
'Now I'm not sure if you didn't have a good election, I'm not sure that that wouldn't be good also, if you want to know the truth,' Trump added, suggesting if Republicans underperform in the midterms - when historically they should do well - he could swoop in to help