The “platform” appears to be a simple blog on his website that, like other blogs, allows the former president to post comments, images, and videos.
Online comments regarding the announcement, an exclusive to Fox news, were either sarcastically confused, but amused.
“He finally figured out how to … post statements … to his website?” wrote Oliver Darcy at CNN.
“Aw. He got himself a geocities page, ”wrote a Twitter user, recalling the web service from the 1990s, with others referring to to WordPress the popular blogging platform from the early 2000s.
“So that’s who bought AOL!” wrote another along a similar theme.
Surprisingly prominent on the new “platform” is the ability for readers to share his musings to Facebook and Twitter and like them, but no way to respond or comment.
“This is just a one-way communication,” one source familiar with the space told Fox News. “This system allows Trump to communicate with his followers.”
Since being banned from other social media sites in the wake of the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January, and his exit from the White House two weeks later, Mr Trump has relied on press releases to share his thoughts with the world.
His new blog was rolled out just one day before Facebook’s Oversight Board rules whether he will be indefinitely suspended from the platform.
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