Donald Trump Jr. Takes a Big Step

Donald Trump, Jr.

( – Former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has scored a multiyear podcast deal with pro-conservative video platform Rumble.

In a report, Axios notes that Don Jr.’s Rumble deal is “bringing more momentum” to the platform, whose debut as a public company was last year.

Based on the new deal, Rumble will be the exclusive host of Donald Trump Jr.’s podcast entitled “Triggered with Don Jr.”

The live podcast will be broadcasted twice a week beginning on January 23, 2023.

The report describes Rumble as a “growing conservative alternative to YouTube.”

The pro-conservative platform for user-generated video content went public in September. It used a blank check company merger, valued at more than $2 billion.

It is noted that Rumble remains “much smaller” when compared with Big Tech social media platforms such as YouTube and Instagram.

However, it has emerged as a leader among “the alternative platforms” launched after President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Among those alternative platforms, Rumble has attracted one of the largest numbers of users.

Donald Trump Jr. joined Rumble almost two years ago and has been credited with attracting over 1 million subscribers to the platform since then. He also enjoys one of Rumble’s largest followings.

“While other Big Tech companies are … censoring dissent, Rumble is building a platform that welcomes it, which is why so many content creators … are now joining them,” Trump Jr. has declared.

Rumble’s exclusive podcast deal with Donald Trump Jr. is the latest agreement of this kind after the platform already struck similar deals with well-known personalities enjoying large followings.

Those include Russell Brand, Glenn Greenwald, and YouTuber David Freiheit, who uses the pseudonym Viva Frei.

Video-sharing site Rumble Inc. is based in Canada’s capital Toronto. Silicone Valley billionaire Peter Thiel backs it.

In the third quarter of 2022, the conservative video platform had an average of 71 million global monthly active users, including 57 million active users based in the United States or Canada.