(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Leftist publications have claimed former President Donald Trump is furious over user delays that appear to have complicated the “soft launch” of Truth Social, the social media platform created by Trump Media & Technology Group.
“Trump has been grumbling about the app behind the scenes, according to two sources familiar with the matter,” reporters for the Daily Beast alleged.
“He’s repeatedly groused about the negative press and the less-than-stellar optics of the rollout,” the so-called high-end tabloid reported. “And he’s demanded to know why more people aren’t using it—why the app isn’t swiftly dominating the competition.”
Glamor magazine Vanity Fair attempted to pile on two days later.
“Trump has been incessantly whining about what an embarrassing flop Truth Social has turned out to be,” wrote columnist Bess Levin.
Levin, however, relied entirely on the Daily Beast’s “reporting” and provided no new evidence for her claim that “Truth Social has been a complete disaster.”
Politico, meanwhile, claimed that there was “not much public enthusiasm around the current venture” in a slam piece published Wednesday.
“Top figures in Trumpworld are barely using the app—some give the verbal equivalent of a shrug when asked about it—and Trump himself has only posted one ‘Truth,'” it noted.
It claimed that Trump “mentioned the app in passing only a few times on stage” at the recent CPAC convention.
In reality, the GOP leader heaped generous praise upon his company’s management of the platform’s launch.
“I think it’s been an incredible success,” Trump said at CPAC. “It’s slowly being opened, and people are getting on, and they’re loving the product and we’re getting a voice.”
The waitlist to join the app has swelled to over one million users, the New York Post reported.
According to the Post, the app sent a message to users which explained that “this phased rollout allows us to identify and remedy errors in real time as we onboard news users.”
Former Rep. Devin Nunes, the CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group, appeared Wednesday on One America News Network to issue a similar message.
“We continue to bring people on as quickly as we can,” Nunes said.
Truth Social describes itself as “America’s Big Tent social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.”
The project was conceived after Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter took the unprecedented step of shutting down President Trump’s social media accounts in January 2021.