Trump Gains Millions of Followers After Court Conviction

( – During the 2020 presidential election, 50% of voters aged 18 to 34 turned up at the polling stations and helped Joe Biden defeat Donald Trump. The latest figures from Tufts University showed that 57% said they were “extremely likely to vote” this November, and 16% remain undecided. The former president appears to be making significant inroads into the youth vote, as evidenced by his recent gain of millions of followers on his newest social media page.

On June 1, Trump launched a TikTok account, a powerful vehicle for reaching young voters. A recent Pew Research Center survey showed that about 67% of young Americans use the platform, compared with 62% who said they had Instagram accounts and a paltry 32% who indicated they used Facebook regularly.

Media outlets confirmed that Trump attracted more than two million followers within 24 hours. By the end of 48 hours, that figure increased to 4.6 million. Putting that figure in perspective, the Biden-Harris campaign launched its TikTok account in early February and only managed to attract 351.4K followers as of June 3.

The Biden–Harris HQ’s flailing number of followers does appear to be tied to a lack of activity on the account. The campaign has posted 214 clips to the site from its February 11 launch through June 3. That’s an average of roughly 1.9 posts per day.

So far, Trump has only posted one video. However, it received 73.1 million views, 4.6 million likes, 183.7K comments, and 258.2K users saved the post.

Trump’s premiere TikTok video featured the former president attending an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title bout in Newark, New Jersey. UFC President Dana White appeared in the clip next to Trump. “The president is now on TikTok,” he proclaimed.

Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung told media outlets, “There’s no better place than a UFC event” to launch the TikTok account. He also noted that the campaign would “leave no front undefended,” adding that the new account represented the campaign’s “continued outreach” to the youth vote, who love “consuming pro-Trump and anti-Biden” social media content.

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