Former President Trump wanted equity in Gettr, the new social media app launched by former Trump aide Jason Miller, sources tell Axios. The former president has yet to join the app, although sources say that conversations about his participation are ongoing.
Discussions about equity are likely part of those conversations, and everything is a negotiation point. Miller has acknowledged in media interviews that one of the initial funders of the app is the family foundation of Guo Wengui, a Chinese billionaire.
Gettr has yet to publicly state its full list of initial backers. In an interview with the New York Times, Miller said there’s “been over $50 million that’s put in the platform so far and have somewhere in $25, $30 million range that we currently have in the bank.”
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Last year it was widely reported that Trump had demanded as a much as 40% of Parler to join that platform, which he has not done.
Per Axios, GETTR is particularly popular in Brazil, where President Jair Bolsonaro has a verified profile.
Earlier this month Bolsonaro’s son spoke at Mike Lindell’s train wreck of a “symposium” in South Dakota. On Friday, Miller and Trump Junior will be speaking at CPAC Brazil.
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— Axios (@axios) August 31, 2021