Trump anxiously waits to see if his ‘essential’ Facebook account will be reinstated today as fans flock to new platform

DONALD Trump is anxiously waiting to see if his "essential" Facebook account will be reinstated today as fans flock to his new platform.

The site's independent Oversight Board is set to announce a decision on whether or not the 45th president can start updating his status again on Wednesday morning, according to Axios.

Trump was indefinitely banned form Facebook back in January after hundreds of his supporters stormed the US Capitol, leaving five dead.

However, the former president's team dub that his social media platform is "essential" for if Trump runs for reelection in 2024 – something he has been hinting at in recent weeks.

"Getting this account back is not only essential for his future political viability," an anonymous Trump source told the outlet.

"It would also be an undoing of an unjust act by a social-media company that made an ad hoc ruling to deplatform a sitting president."

Trump is also still banned from several others platforms, such as Twitter, YouTube and Instagram – however, it's Facebook that's most key to his bid for reelection, according to the outlet.

Trump's team reportedly spent nearly $160million on Facebook adverts in 2020.

Alongside this, his team used the platform to update fans on the then-president's whereabouts, important updates and general interaction.

The decision will be made just one day after Trump launched a new communications platform to speak to his fans.

The platform, "From the Desk of Donald Trump", appears on and will eventually give him the ability to communicate directly with his supporters, Fox News reported.

The space will also allows Trump to post comments, images and videos.

It appears powered by Campaign Nucleus, a "digital ecosystem made for efficiently managing political campaigns and organizations," created by his former campaign manager, Brad Parscale.

The space allows Trump to post, and allows his followers to share those posts to Twitter and Facebook.

However, the platform does not yet have a feature to allow users to "reply" or otherwise engage with the former president's posts.

"This is just a one-way communication," a source close to the project explained to Fox. "This system allows Trump to communicate with his followers." 

On Tuesday night, Trump once again hinted at a presidential run in 2024, claiming fans will be "very happy" when he makes a "certain announcement."

Speaking to Candace Owens' self-titled Daily Wire talk show, Trump, in a pre-recorded interview, stated, "The answer is I'm absolutely enthused," when asked about a potential run.

The former president added: "I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time."

"As you know, it's very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement."

Though stopping short, had Trump officially declared his candidacy, he would be required to disclose his finances, and election laws would dictate how he could spend his money until the election.

"You know for campaign finance reasons, you really can't do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing," Trump told Owens. "Otherwise I think I'd give you an answer that you'd be very happy with."

"So we're looking at that very, very seriously," he continued. "All I'd say is: stay tuned."

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