Trump Will Talk to Supporters 'Directly' in Months on Own Social Network, Says Corey Lewandowski

Corey Lewandowski, one of former President Donald Trump's campaign managers in 2016 and a senior adviser to his reelection campaign, on Saturday said that the ex-president will launch his own social media platform in three to four months that will allow supporters to communicate with him directly.

Last weekend, Jason Miller, a long-time adviser and spokesperson for Trump, said that the former president will return to social media by creating "his own" platform that will host "tens of millions" of people after being banned by Twitter.

In an interview on Newsmax's Saturday Agenda, Lewandowski confirmed that the platform will be "launched in the next three to four months."

"It's going to be an interactive communication tool whereby the president will be able to post things to it and people will be able to repost and communicate directly with him," he said.

Lewandowski explained that Trump's social media network will allow supporters to communicate freely without fear of censorship.

"What we've seen from Big tech and the cancel culture is: if you don't agree with their philosophy, they're going to cancel you," he said. "We're going to have a platform where the president's message of America First is going to be able to be put out to everybody and it'll be an opportunity for other people to weigh in and communicate in a free format without fear of reprisal or being canceled."

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Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, stands alongside the president as he speaks at a campaign rally on April 28, 2018 in Washington Township, Michigan. Scott Olson/Getty Images

He added: "The platform that the president is building is not going to rely on Amazon or Amazon servers. It's going to be completely built from scratch from the ground up and that's going to give him the opportunity to control, not only the distribution of it, but also participate in it. I mean that in a positive way. And that is something that the president has been working on for a long time now."

Twitter banned Trump permanently from its platform in early January, shortly after the Capitol riot.

"After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," the company said. "In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action."

The permanent suspension came after Trump shared two tweets that allegedly violated the company's ban against the glorification of violence.

"These two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President's statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks," the company said.

Newsweek reached out to Trump representatives for further comment.