(RepublicanPress.org) – It seems that everyone wants to ride former President Donald Trump’s massive wave of popularity these days. A mysterious new social media app just learned the hard way that they can’t use Trump’s image or reputation for financial gain, at least not without permission.
The New York Post recently reached out to someone close to the former president to ask about his involvement with a mysterious new Apple Store app called “2nd1st.” The app featured Donald Trump’s image and a profile page containing dozens of posts. It even contained a screenshot of a post the former president placed on his Twitter account shortly after the 2020 presidential election telling people who voted for him that their voice would remain important well into the future.
However, Trump’s spokesperson, Liz Harrington, told the New York Post the former president didn’t use the 2nd1st app.
''2nd1st's unauthorized use of President Donald J. Trump's name, image, and likeness is likely to lead individuals to believe that President Trump has authorized, sponsored, or approved such application which he does not,'' the letter continued. https://t.co/X7CorgTa2T
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) October 14, 2021
The New York Post reported that a short time later, Trump’s lawyers sent the app’s operators a cease-and-desist letter, telling them to quit using his likeness to promote their $4.99 per week app.
The 2nd1st app featured several profiles from other prominent conservatives like Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). It also included a profile for Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and former host of “The View.” It remains unknown whether or not any of them actually use the app.
The Apple App Store declined to give the New York Post a comment regarding 2nd1st’s potential violation of its policies.
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