MSNBC host hilariously mocks Trump for starting 1995-style LiveJournal as his new ‘social media platform’ – By Sarah K. Burris (Raw Story) / May 4 2021
In a hilarious moment on MSNBC Tuesday evening, host Ari Melber ridiculed President Donald Trump’s new “social media platform,” that he said is nothing more than a blog from the 1990s.
“Donald Trump, after talking about creating a social media platform, instead of doing that or starting an app or a tech company, instead he’s launched a blog,” said Melber with a smirk. “It is a section of his website that operates like a WordPress blog. And so, I’m not here to make Donald Trump look ridiculous. Today he’s done that all by himself. They didn’t need to pretend or lie that they were going to create an app or a tech platform. If they put millions into it, that would have been an interesting thing. What does it tell you that he is going straight BlogSpot, straight LiveJournal, straight back to ’95, baby.”
Political strategist Chai Komanduri speculated that Trump may have had problems accessing the right technology talent or venture capital to create such a social media platform. Despite campaign support from former PayPal CEO Peter Thiel, Komanduri wondered if Thiel wasn’t willing to help out on the social media site.