Trump Gets Huge Win over Critics as Truth Social Goes Live, Hits Number 1 on App Store

President Donald Trump scored a huge victory today after his new social media platform, Truth Social, shot to number one in the Apple App Store on its first day live.

The new platform was a massive hit, despite many people struggling to create accounts as demand skyrocketed.

Many who were already on the waitlist were able to register and create an account.

Former GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, now CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group, said he was hoping to be ‘fully operation’ by the end of March.

Nunes said on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo: “This week we will begin to roll out on the Apple App Store.

“That’s going to be awesome because we’re going to get so many more people that are going to be on the platform.

“Our goal is, I think we’re going to hit it, I think by the end of March we’re going to be fully operational at least within the United States.”

In a series of posts late Friday night, Truth Social’s chief product officer shocked the tech world and said Trump’s new platform would be ready to go today.

“We’re currently set for release in the Apple App store for Monday, Feb. 21,” the executive said.

From CNET:

Former US President Donald Trump’s social media app Truth Social became available for download in Apple’s App Store on Sunday night, but some people had trouble creating an account. Despite this, it hit No. 1 in the App Store’s top charts early Monday.

People who downloaded the app reported seeing error messages when they tried entering a birthdate, e-mail or phone number to create an account. “Something went wrong. Please try again,” the message read. 

Others reported they were placed on a waitlist after signing up. “Due to massive demand, we have placed you on our waitlist,” read the message, which included a waitlist number. People who preordered Truth Social had the app automatically downloaded to their iPhones.

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The app’s release underscores Trump’s plans to return to social media after being booted from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube last year.

Truth Social describes its Big Tent’ mission in the App store as:

Big Tent is a new way to describe “inclusivity” in America. Think of a giant outdoor event tent at your best friend’s wedding. Who’s there? The combination of multiple families from all over the United States, and the world. Uncle Jim from Atlanta is a proud libertarian. Aunt Kellie from Texas is a staunch conservative.

Your cousin John from California is a die-hard liberal. And guess what? They’re all together to have an amazing time and share their viewpoints of the world. Although we don’t always agree with each other, we welcome these varied opinions and welcome the conversation.

Let your voice be heard. Sign up, join the conversation, and share your unique opinion by posting a TRUTH, Re-TRUTH, photo, news story, or video link to communicate with your friends, customers, and the world. Stay informed about breaking news while staying directly connected with the people who influence you – don’t be shocked if they take your TRUTH viral!

Key Features

Profile – Express your unique personality by setting up a profile, avatar, and background. Begin to track your personal connections through follower and following counts as well as history for your posts and likes.

TRUTH Feed – Get the scoop on the latest thoughts and activities from the people, organizations, and news outlets that interest you. The TRUTH Feed contains posts from all those you follow brought to life with the help of thumbnail photos, links, and more.

Search – TRUTH Social really starts to become interesting as you connect with others. Search for a voice that you find interesting and easily follow them right from the search list or view their profile first before deciding.

Notifications – Stay engaged as you build a following. See who’s following you and who’s interacting with your TRUTH’s.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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