President Trump's crusade against social media app TikTok continued this Saturday, August 15, when the President decided to join rival app Triller.
The news quickly spread on social media.
Donald Trump has launched an official profile on TikTok competitor Triller https://t.co/n5g9YDXqnB https://t.co/hcr7goziDO— Taylor Lorenz (@Taylor Lorenz)1597523178.0
As Trump put his first post online, it was viewed over a million times.
It seems, however, that many of those viewers weren't fans.
The post was immediately buried in negative comments from teens on Triller.
Nearly all the comments on Trump’s Triller videos are negative, telling him to get off the app and no one wants him… https://t.co/6knhfaEdAY— Taylor Lorenz (@Taylor Lorenz)1597523755.0
The comment section on Trump’s official Triller account https://t.co/oboTkAC4Qj— Taylor Lorenz (@Taylor Lorenz)1597524048.0
However, many people online noted that as soon as Trump arrived on Triller, many conservatives left TikTok to join the new platform.
To be clear: there are right wing/conservative accounts on Triller. Since Trump joined and threatened the ban more… https://t.co/o7PAHjkOVE— Taylor Lorenz (@Taylor Lorenz)1597524558.0
QAnon/pizzagate has also spread to Triller. Pro-Trump Triller accounts are pushing QAnon and pizzagate conspiracy… https://t.co/lsKshNnIv6— Taylor Lorenz (@Taylor Lorenz)1597524856.0
@MollyJongFast @TaylorLorenz It's Snapchat for Fascists.— 30-50 feral boomers (@30-50 feral boomers)1597548568.0
The contents of Trump's first posts weren't especially surprising.
He claimed to be a "professional at technology," attacked Joe Biden and shouted out a boat parade.
Potus now has a verified Triller account! https://t.co/m7Hq3dzflF— Karli 🇺🇸 (@Karli 🇺🇸)1597587539.0
President trump on @triller thanking the boaters ❤️ https://t.co/2Xm5jbUcyc— patriotspeaks🇮🇳 (@patriotspeaks🇮🇳)1597626898.0
Trump saying he is a “professional at technology” is like me saying I am a professional at grifting. Stick to your… https://t.co/a76CDcKOOT— Kara Swisher (@Kara Swisher)1597650864.0
It seems Triller is leaning into its new celebrity guest.
so fyi the @triller founders are all promoting and celebrating the fact that trump just joined the platform— Allyson Toy (@Allyson Toy)1597461161.0
why would he need a Triller account? https://t.co/Qfxnqc4kpK— Faolan 🇨🇦 (@Faolan 🇨🇦)1597550766.0
Wow, Trump is using Triller like he does Twitter. He has 4 videos uploaded since Friday. Very significant imo. 7D… https://t.co/TXltIR2CsX— Simon (@Simon)1597619321.0
Online, Trump was roundly mocked for his escape to the new media platform.
So did you hear about this? Trump joined a TikTok competitor called Thriller. He can't Join TikTok, for one everyon… https://t.co/9U9jpMXPSA— Martin Rogue (@Martin Rogue)1597605227.0
@TaylorLorenz HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHHHHA THIS IS SO STUPID HES SO EMBARRASSING LMAOOOOOOOOO— will larkins❤️ (@will larkins❤️)1597523272.0
@TaylorLorenz someone ought to let him know. https://t.co/ClKm6xuwOg— Anna (@Anna)1597578543.0
If the past is any indicator, President Trump will continue to use this new social media app with a wild abandon.