President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts appeared to be reinstated on Wednesday sparking a celebration on social media, but Facebook is now saying that is not the case.
The Facebook page does not currently have any posts since January 6.
Though he has not posted, people have been able to comment and interact with the previous posts — leading to speculation and reports that he had been reinstated.
However, Facebook’s communications director Andy Stone squashed the party.
“No. Nothing about the status of President Trump’s presence on our platform has changed. He remains indefinitely suspended,” Stone wrote in response to several people talking about the speculation.
No. Nothing about the status of President Trump's presence on our platform has changed. He remains indefinitely suspended.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) June 2, 2021
Political pundit Amy Tarkanian appears to be the person who initially reported on the apparent reversal on Twitter.
It appears that President Trump’s Facebook page has been reinstated.
Go to Facebook yourself and check it out. You can even leave comments on his old posts.
Did something happen quietly today?
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) June 2, 2021
The news coincided with Trump announcing the end of his “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” blog.
Trump aide Jason Miller responded to a tweet speculating that Trump may be gearing up to join a new social media platform by confirming that is the case.
“‘The Desk of Donald J. Trump’ section of President Trump’s website has been removed and will not be returning per @JasonMillerinDC . Perhaps this is a precursor to him joining another social media platform?” Amy Tarkanian tweeted.
Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned! https://t.co/USKGvVXe2f
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) June 2, 2021
Miller responded, “Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned!”