The Washington Post reports:
Former president Donald Trump’s blog, celebrated by advisers as a “beacon of freedom” that would keep him relevant in an online world he once dominated, is dead. It was 29 days old.
Upset by reports from The Washington Post and other outlets highlighting its measly readership and concerns that it could detract from a social media platform he wants to launch later this year, Trump ordered his team Tuesday to put the blog out of its misery, advisers said.
On its last day, the site received just 1,500 shares or comments on Facebook and Twitter — a staggering drop for someone whose every tweet once garnered hundreds of thousands of reactions.
News that Trump is shutting down his blog comes after weeks of desperate sounding email pitches begging people to sign up for it: pic.twitter.com/V4g0JYEn8H
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) June 2, 2021
It is indeed embarrassing pic.twitter.com/p0WlvT5ppU
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 2, 2021