Jason Miller, Senior Adviser to the Trump 2020 re-election campaign, appears for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, on Feb. 9, 2021.
Jason Miller, Senior Adviser to the Trump 2020 re-election campaign, appears for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, on Feb. 9, 2021.

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  • Trump spokesperson Jason Miller is leaving his day-to-day role with the former president.
  • He's taking over as chief executive officer of a tech company start up.
  • The company is developing a social media platform that Trump is considering using after being banned by Facebook and Twitter.
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Jason Miller, a longtime senior advisor to former President Donald Trump, is leaving his role as chief spokesperson to lead a tech start-up company, according to a person familiar with the venture.

Miller, who worked on Trump's 2016 and 2020 campaigns, has served as the former president's on-the-record spokesperson since he left office in January. Miller is expected to remain with Trump's team, though not in a day-to-day position.

Trump has already started interviewing possible replacements.

It was not immediately clear which company Miller would be leading, but a source said it is one that currently owns a social media platform that Trump is considering using. The former president was banned from major social media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter, following the January 6 Capitol attack.

A source familiar with the plans told Insider the startup is using "next-generation" technology and "blows away anything else currently on the market."

In recent days, Miller has had conversations with leading conservative figures about the new project, Politico reported, and additional hires could be announced soon.

The move comes as members of the right continue their search for a new social media platform in the wake of Trump being barred from many social media spaces.

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