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Trump’s social media company asks influencers to reserve their spots

President Trump’s social media company Truth Social is asking social media influencers to “reserve” their spots on the social network, reported Axios, which obtained an email to some of the online personalities. 

The news outlet reported that a person named Ana, who was a representative on behalf of Truth Social’s VIP department, had reached out to influencers like Jeremy Jacobowitz and Gillie Houston, popular foodie Instagrammers, to see if they want to reserve their “preferred username for when we launch in late February/early March.”

The emails to the influencers reportedly do not mention the former president or any connection between him and the social media network. The representative’s name is only listed as “Ana” and includes an apparently dead Palm Beach County area phone number.

Axios noted that the emails came from a vip3@tmtgcorp.com address. Truth Social is part of the Trump Media & Technology Group holding company. 

Jacobowitz confirmed to The Hill that he had been contacted by the email address noted by Axios.

In a video posted last week on Instagram, Jacobowitz discussed the email he received from Truth Social.

“So I get this email from something called Truth Social saying they want to reserve my username when they launch and I’m like, ‘Truth Social, what the hell is that?’” Jacobowitz said in the video. “So I Google it, and it tells me oh my God, this is Donald Trump’s social media site.”

“But here’s the kicker: On the bottom of the emails is [a] confidentiality notice, basically saying it’s privileged information. Blah blah blah. But I didn’t agree to that. So guess what? I made a TikTok video out of it,” he continued. “Donnie, if you want to sue me, go ahead and sue me.”

Houston, who has criticized the former president, told Axios that she is not planning on following up on the email. 

The Hill has reached out to the email address noted by Axios, Trump Media & Technology Group and Houston for comment.

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