Donald Trump launching 'free and honest' Truth Social app to rival Twitter on President's Day

DONALD Trump will launch his Truth Social app next month.

The former US president plans to take on Twitter with the app and appears to have coincided its launch with Presidents Day.

Apple's App Store now lists the app and says it will be available on February 21.

The app has been designed by Trump's new media company the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG).

It looks very much like a clone of Twitter.

Twitter was one of Trump's favorite forms of social media before he was banned from the site.

A profile page on Truth Social looks almost exactly like Twitter's layout.

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There are some key differences though.

A post on Truth Social is called a "truth" and the retweet equivalent is called a "re-truth".

Truth Social’s website now directs people to pre-order the app on the App Store.

It's unclear whether the app will also be coming to Android or getting a desktop version on February 21.

The app is free and anyone who wants it will need to join a waiting list.

There's been speculation that Truth Social could be invite-only when it first launches.

Some people already have the beta version of the app but they had to be specially invited to try it out.

The Truth Social website claims: "TRUTH Social is America’s “Big Tent” social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology."

Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on January 6, 2021, shortly after the US Capitol riots.

He sued Twitter to try and get his account reinstated but he never got it back.

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Bitcoin has been predicted to crash in 2022 and the value of the cryptocurrency fell dramatically this week.

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