LNN had the opportunity to conduct an interview with President Trump’s former senior advisor and strategist Mr. Jason Miller, who is now the current Chief Executive Officer and founder of Gettr.
Gettr is a social media app like Twitter, founded to combat the Big Tech who have censored and de-platformed President Trump. Experts say that President Trump plans to join Gettr although he has been off any social media since he was de-platformed. It is likely that if President Trump joins Gettr, the platform will overtake Twitter.
As the fastest growing social media platform, Gettr keeps things exciting in many ways. One way is by giving away large prizes by making raffles that all Gettr users are automatically entered into.
The first raffle was for a brand new Ford F-150 pickup truck. Hey, you never know. Guess who won? Out of the millions of users around the world the winner was none other than a Lakewood resident. Rafael Goldberg from Lakewood Commons was the lucky winner of the truck.
The team at Gettr reached out to LNN with this amazing news, and invited LNN to cover the story exclusively, on the first day of Chol Hamoed, when Jason Miller himself will come down to a Goldberg family relatives residence in Jackson to deliver the prize.
Gettr also offered LNN to interview Mr. Miller and ask him any question we want. Well – we had a few good ones.
READ THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BELOW
We all watched how Parler was becoming very popular after Twitter banned President Trump and suddenly the BIG TECH literally shut them down. What is GETTR doing to prevent the same thing from happening to them?
Firstly, there is a key difference. Gettr has a moderation policy in place, working with both artificial intelligence and human moderators. Because we want to make sure that we are a safe environment for people to join. We will never censor, de-platform or shadow anyone for their political beliefs. I think that’s a key difference because everyone wants to be safe and no one wants to be censored. We are going to have a safe platform where if someone wants to comment on the handling of COVID, the election, or the defense of Israel, whatever they want to talk about they are free to do so without being censored or de-platformed. We also have a number of redundancies in place, so even if we stop working with a particular vendor like AWS who we are working with in addition to a multi cloud effort that we have, we also have other vendors in place to make sure we never have a service interruption, so that Gettr will be with us for decades to come.
That sounds amazing because so many people were very disappointed when they made the change to Parlor which was not easy, because people don’t like change. And then they were suddenly de-platformed from their server.
Yes 100%, people don’t like change. And here’s one of the things we did to ease the switch to Gettr. We actually allow folks to import all their tweets. So think about that, when you sign up for your account, with a couple of clicks you can import your entire tweet history because that is your intellectual property. So for example, if you go to my account you can see all my tweets all the way back to 2012. In fact, I tell people, go create your Gettr account now, import all of your tweets. Do that because even if you are not outspoken even if you are just someone that likes to voice their opinion every now and then, it’s a matter of when – not if, the big tech comes and tries to censor you.
On a scale from 1 -10 what are the chances that President Trump will join Gettr?
I believe that he will be joining. I would not want to get myself into trouble by giving you a number but I believe and feel good that he will be joining. The only question is when and that only President Trump can tell you.
There were rumors going around a while back that Jared Kushner is the reason why former President Trump didn’t join any other platform yet. Can you confirm those rumors? Do you think that will change?
So I’m good friends with Jared and Ivanka as well and so that’s not accurate. I think President Trump is taking a couple of things into consideration. Obviously, I used to work for him in both of his campaigns and even after he left the White House, so I can say this. He wants to make sure the platform is going to be safe and secure. Knowing that anything that is attached to him or even seemingly attached to him is going to be attacked by bots from the CCP to ISIS to anyone that is trying to attack him. He wants to make sure that there won’t be an issue similar to Parlor where they got de-platformed and knocked off and then he would end up being in a compromised position. And as Jared or Ivanka or anyone else that knows the President well will tell you, it’s completely up to the President when he will go and make that decision. But Jared has told me that he is very impressed with the technology and the outreach that we are doing.
What was your first reaction when you heard that the winner is from Lakewood?
I felt pretty good when I heard that it was Rafael Goldberg from Lakewood, New Jersey, as we found out and got a little of a description from the first conversation that we had with him that he has 2 cars from 2005 with close to 150,000 miles on them. So I was like, you know what, good, this is actually going to help somebody. And like I said we want to make social media fun again and do some fun giveaways. And you know, this has been a brief moment for us. But hopefully, this is something that will help the Goldberg family and give them more as this has been a tough couple of years as so many people were impacted with lockdowns. People had their incomes displaced and that makes it cool to have something like this. It kind of reminds us this is America, a place where dreams come true.
Can you tell us how many Lakewood residents are using GETTR?
I don’t have it broken down by city at the moment. But after people see that Rafael has won I think we will have a few more.
What is your relationship with Lakewood?
I haven’t been to Lakewood previously so this is my first time. But it’s definitely good to see that we have great fans here.
With the population close to 150,000 how many Lakewood residents do you want to be using Gettr?
(laughs) Sounds like we have a great opportunity to get another 150,000. So that’s our goal right now. And that’s one thing Rafael doesn’t know right now, he needs to get them all to sign up, we’ll tell him that later (laughs). First, let him enjoy the truck for a couple of days.
Jack Ciattarelli (R) is running against Governor Murphy (D) to become the next New Jersey Governor. Would you share an endorsement for any of the candidates?
Look, I used to work for President Trump in both campaigns so it’s pretty clear where my political allegiances are right now. I’m a conservative, I’m a republican. If I lived in the state of New Jersey I would for sure vote for the Republican candidate. But since I’m running the company now, I don’t say official endorsements for anyone right now.
What message would you like to give over to the Lakewood community? Also, can LNN get a shout-out on video?
Sure, whenever you’re ready… 3.2.1. action: When I think of Lakewood, New Jersey, I think of Lakewood News Network, no better place to be than LNN. You definitely want to follow them and get all the latest news and find out what’s really going on. I want to invite everybody from Lakewood to join Gettr the fastest growing social media platform in world history and the place where you could follow Rafael Goldberg, the winner of this great new F-150 truck. And so to Lakewood News Network, to LNN, I say thank you for coming out and covering this big huge GET TRUCK’N victory from Rafael, and I look forward to meet all of you soon.