Here’s the truth former President Donald Trump doesn’t want to hear: His Truth Social is falling apart. The app is a Twitter copycat where posts are said to be “true” – downloads have fallen so low that they have dropped off the App Store charts. The company is losing investors, executives and attention. And while his adult children have just joined, Trump himself hasn’t posted there in weeks.
Truth Social will be the flagship product of Trump Media & Technology Group, a startup that Trump advisers say will become a media powerhouse. Devin Nunez, a former congressman from California who resigned from his 19-year run of the company, said the app will be fully ready by the end of March.
But he was thwarted by technical glitches, including a waiting list that blocked hundreds of thousands of potential users in the first few weeks of online access. Trump is angry at the app’s slow rollout and is considering joining other platforms such as Gettr, one of his biggest rivals, according to people familiar with the matter. They requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the topic. Driven by the former president’s frustrations, Nunes’ efforts to keep his people in charge of the struggling company led to the resignation of his technology, product development and legal executives, according to people familiar with the matter. The departures were first reported by Reuters and Politico.