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    Donald Trump was kicked off major social media services in the wake of the 6 January Capitol riots, after he was blamed for inciting violence which left four protesters and one police officer dead. The ex-POTUS has since been resorting to his new "communications" website to weigh in on President Biden’s handling of the southern border crisis.

    Former President Donald Trump has pilloried the administration of his successor Joe Biden as a “disaster” in his latest blog post.

    Trump's comments about Joe Biden came as part of an announcement signalling an update to his social media platform. The ex-POTUS aimed a barrage of criticism at Biden while making an announcement pertaining to an update of his communication platform, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump”.

    “I have been doing very limited media so the American public could see just how big of a disaster the Biden Administration has been, and I was right. Inflation, the Border Crisis, our forgotten Military, war in the Middle East, all as a result of Biden’s mistakes,” wrote Trump.
    Asylum-seeking migrants' families wait to be transported by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in Roma, Texas, U.S. April 17, 2021.
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    Asylum-seeking migrants' families wait to be transported by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in Roma, Texas, U.S. April 17, 2021.

    Since taking office, Biden has reversed several tough Trump-era immigration policies that have resulted in a tremendous migrant surge, drawing a torrent of criticism from Republicans.

    His handling of the situation on the US southern border, which the White House repeatedly called a "vital human challenge" has been denounced by critics as generating a "migration crisis".

    As he lambasted the policy decisions taken by the Democratic President since taking office on 20 January 2021, he wrote:

    “Our Country is being destroyed. Watch, it’s only going to get worse!”

    Trump also wielded some statistics to prove his point that Biden was “of no interest to anybody”.

    US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021.
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    US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021.

    According to the 45th POTUS, statistics from Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress last month showed that “21 million less people” watched it, as compared to the audience that Trump’s own speech gathered four years earlier.

    “Also, Biden’s ratings have killed the Radical Left Fake News Cable Channels… MSNBC and CNN have plummeted in the ratings… MSNBC doesn’t have a show in the top 10 of all cable news programs, and CNN doesn’t even have a show in the top 100. They should have embraced and endorsed ‘Trump’—their ratings would have been at new highs!” wrote Trump.

    As for his own popularity and whether the GOP want him to run for office again in 2024, Trump cited pollster, John McLaughlin, as claiming “73 percent of all Republicans want Trump to run again in 2024 and Republican primary voters would support him 82 percent-13 percent.”

    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo
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    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

    Donald Trump has so far failed to offer any explicit plans regarding a run for the White House in 2024, but has teased the possibility on several occasions.

    Trump also refuted an earlier Washington Post report that claimed his statements via the new communication platform were shared on average fewer than 2000 times each.

    As he teased plans for a new social media platform, “It will happen soon. Stay tuned!', he said his current blog posts had attracted 36.7 million views over the past month.

    Trump has been posting statements on his communication platform as a substitute for social media after being permanently banned from Twitter, where he had 88 million followers, and Facebook earlier this year in the wake of the Capitol riots earlier in the year following his 2020 election loss.

    On 6 January, the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington in Trump’s support had morphed into a riot that left several people dead and even more injured. Protesters had breached the Capitol building, disrupting a joint session of Congress that was counting electoral votes to formalize Joe Biden’s victory.

    Trump, who had repeatedly claimed the presidential election had been “stolen” from him, and “rigged”, was accused of “inciting an insurrection”, and impeached by the US House of Representatives. He was later acquitted by the US Senate.

    The former US president, who had urged supporters to oppose Joe Biden's nomination “peacefully” during the rally, denied any wrongdoing.

    Donald Trump launched his new communications platform named "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump", in early May, to publish content "straight from the desk".

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