In January 2021, Donald Trump promised to build his own social media platform.
Hours after Twitter permanently banned him on January 8, a desperate Trump used the official White House account, @POTUS, a few hours after his ban (that account, too, was banned until Trump was out of office):
I predicted this would happen. We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future. We will not be SILENCED! . . . STAY TUNED!
I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform. This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It's going to completely redefine the game . . . [I]t will be his own platform. . . . This new platform is going to be big. Everyone wants him and he's going to bring millions and millions -- tens of millions -- to this platform.