CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) and former California congressman Devin Nunes previewed some exciting new features for President Trump’s free speech platform, Truth Social, in an exclusive interview with RSBN during this week’s CPAC event in Washington, D.C.
Nunes told RSBN’s Grace Saldana that TMTG was testing out a new feature called “Groups,” which would function similarly to Facebook’s group feature, enabling people to come together and form fan groups, for example.
“It’s similar to what Facebook does,” Nunes explained. “…What we’re trying to do is keep it very simple, take the best aspects of Twitter and Instagram and Facebook and put it into one app.”
He added that they were “building out” the group feature and “beta-testing” it, and that users could potentially expect it to hit the Truth Social app in 60-90 days.
He also previewed what he called a “native app for Android” for Truth Social. “It works great, and we want to make sure that everybody knows about that,” he added.
Nunes also took a few moments to address the delay in merging Digital World Acquisition Group (DWAC) with TMTG. As previously reported by RSBN, TMTG has asked Congress to investigate the SEC (Security & Exchange Commission) regarding the prolonged review process that has delayed the anticipated merger.
Nunes told RSBN that it typically takes 90-120 days to go through the SEC review process, but TMTG has been waiting for about a year.
“Our goal is to compete with these Big Tech giants, but in order to do that, you need to be a big public company with access to capital markets,” he pointed out.
Nunes also brought up the points of conflict with those who hold leadership positions at the SEC, highlighting SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, who was formerly investigated by Congress when Nunes was serving as a representative for California.
“Well, then it ends up that the chairman of the SEC…that he had been the one to finance the Steele Dossier, the fake stuff; he was the campaign treasurer for Clinton, he moved that money to a law firm that moved it to a firm called Fusion GPS, but then paid this former British spy to make up the Trump Russia stuff.”
Nunes was referring to the years-long perpetuated “Russia Hoax” story that was promulgated by multiple sources in a concerted effort to discredit President Trump beginning in 2016. That story, along with the Steele Dossier, has been wholly debunked.
Nunes additionally spotlighted the fact that another player in pushing the Russia Hoax story, Peter Strzok (a former FBI agent and deputy assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division), was also connected to the SEC in a bizarre twist: his wife, Melissa Hodgman, holds a leadership position at the commission.
Nunes added that Congress had “a duty to investigate this” and that “the SEC is treating people very badly, they’re harming people, innocent people, all because they’re playing politics, because they don’t want to see our company become public and have access to capital markets so that we can grow this entire economy that we’ve successfully built with Rumble.”
You can watch Devin Nunes’ full interview with RSBN’s Grace Saldana here.