Trump Jumps Onto New Social Media Platform And Takes It Over

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Only hours after GOP presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump joined the social media platform TikTok, he managed to gain over 1.3 million followers. This is despite the fact that during his time in office, he had tried to ban the platform because of national security concerns.

Trump is using his newfound audience as a means of engaging with younger voters who are known for using the platform extensively. Currently, he is close to President Joe Biden ahead of the November 5 presidential election race which is why he is trying to energize a younger voter base in his favor. 

President Joe Biden’s campaign is already actively using TikTok, even though Biden recently signed a bill that would ban the Chinese-owned app. ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, has been called to divest the app which right now has 170 million American users. 

In a video posted on his account, Trump is seen greeting fans at an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight in Newark, New Jersey.

Steven Cheung, Trump’s campaign spokesperson argued that they would not leave any fronts undefended and that this new move is part of their efforts to reach out to a younger audience that is consuming a lot of pro-Trump and anti-Biden content online. 

ByteDance is going to be challenging the law that is calling for the platform to be banned. The white House has argued that they wanted the app to no longer be under Chinese-based ownership because there were national security concerns.

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