I have been very critical of Trump’s Truth Social since its launch.
Not for the platform, but for how it is being managed.
Former California congressman Devin Nunes is running the ship and, quite frankly, I cannot believe he has not been fired.
These latest reports make it all the more apparent that he is in over his head on this project.
The platform has faced challenges right from the outset.
Launching a project like this is a massive undertaking, but that does not excuse some of the problems we are seeing.
For instance, the platform is still unavailable for Android, even though Android phones make up about 80 percent of the market.
The desktop version of the app has only recently started to work and I actually did not see an announcement about that.
I just happened to check it today and was finally able to set up an account, although I can only use the desktop, as I have an android phone.
Axios has now reported that Truth Social was denied its trademark application.
Again, this shows how inept this team is because the trademark should have been well-researched before the branding to ensure there was no conflict.
Any decent trademark attorney would have done this work before even filing the application.
Truth Social is now also facing financial issues.
According to RightForge, Truth Social is not paying its bills and owes the company roughly $1.6 million.
Digital World is now also pushing back, making it sound like its massive cash influx could be delayed.
The company, in a recent filing, stated, “If President Trump becomes less popular or there are further controversies that damage his credibility or the desire of people to use a platform associated with him, and from which he will derive financial benefit, [Trump Media’s] results of operations, as well as the outcome of the proposed Business combination, could be adversely affected.”
Trump cannot afford for Truth Social to fail even though he has very little of his own money invested in the venture.
This is literally his only social media outlet to communicate with supporters and if he loses this, he is dead in the water.
That, of course, does not even take into account how Democrats would feast on this failure and use it an attacks against Trump.
Nunes better get his act together.
Sources: Axios & Fox Business