“Trump’s Truth Social Launches on Apple’s App Store, With Glitches”


Donald Trump’s social-networking platform, Truth Social, has gone live in the U.S., but some would-be users reported being unable to create an account or received error messages when trying to do so. Others were prompted to join a wait list.

Still, the Twitter -like app owned by Trump Media & Technology Group, was top of Apple Inc.’s AAPL -0.79% App Store’s free apps chart early Tuesday after becoming available to download Monday.

Trump Media & Technology Group, the company Mr. Trump set up shortly after leaving office in 2021, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Shares of Digital World Acquisition CorpDWAC +9.63% , the blank-check company that is merging with Trump Media & Technology Group, jumped 19% in premarket trading on Tuesday. Traders have struggled in recent months to place a consistent value on Mr. Trump’s social-media venture, a business that has offered few details but one that supporters think is destined to take off.

Mr. Trump’s son, Donald Jr., last week tweeted what appeared to be the former president’s first post on Truth Social. “Get Ready! Your favorite President will see you soon!” it said.

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