Former President Donald Trump is launching his own social media platform and could return to the public eye within 2-3 months, aide says. Meanwhile, Arizona commits to a full hand recount, Biden admin spends $86M to house illegal aliens in hotels, and more.
Trump plans to launch own social media platform within 2-3 months, aide says
During an interview on Sunday, an advisor to Donald Trump revealed that the former president is preparing to launch his own social media platform and could return online within 2-3 months, the Daily Wire reports.
Trump advisor Jason Miller said Trump has held “a lot of high-powered meetings” with “numerous companies” at Mar-a-Lago.
“I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here with his own platform,” Miller said during the interview with Fox’s MediaBuzz. “And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It’s going to completely redefine the game and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does. But it will be his own platform.”
Arizona will undertake full hand recount with “broad and detailed” audit of voting machines
The state of Arizona will undertake a full hand recount of last fall’s votes in Maricopa County, the Western Journal reported, which will include a “broad and detailed” audit of the voting machines used in the 2020 election. Last December, the Arizona State Senate’s Judiciary Committee voted to issue subpoenas and seize machines made by Dominion Voting Systems that were used in Maricopa County and have battled ever since to gain access to the voting machines. Senate Republicans won a lawsuit to access the ballots last month, according to the Arizona Republic.
“This audit will be broad and detailed: the team will include, but is not limited to, testing the machines, scanning the ballots, performing a full hand count and checking for any IT breaches,” said Senate President Karen Fann in a written statement. “When all the work is done, there will be a full report for the Senate and County to review. Our voters expect this audit, and it can be a big step in returning trust and confidence in our election process.”
Biden administration allots $86M for hotel rooms to house illegal immigrants
The Biden administration has awarded an $86.9 Million contract to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to secure hotel rooms in order for the agency to be able to temporarily shelter and process the huge number of migrant families surging across the southwestern US border, FOXBusiness reported.
The numbers of migrant surging over the US border doubled between January and February, the latter month saw nearly 19,000 migrant families captured by US border agents.
In addition to providing temporary housing for the illegal aliens, the migrant families will also receive a comprehensive health assessment which includes COVID-19 testing. Last Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters the White House plans to provide 2.5 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico.