Former President Donald Trump is shutting down his blog after less than a month.  “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” went live May 4, featuring statements Trump has made since March. The blog was meant to fill the ex-president’s communication gap after he was banned by social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter in January. Last month, the Facebook Oversight Board ruled that Trump would remain banned from the platform, but Facebook did not decide whether the ban will be permanent or set a time for reinstatement.

The blog site “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” redirects now to a different site that asked visitors to sign up for Trump updates. According to Trump adviser Jason Miller  “It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have [been] and are working on.”

Trump is expected to return to the campaign trail on behalf of Republicans running for seats in the House and Senate in 2022. Trump himself has not announced whether he will run again for another term in office.

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