Behind the scenes of how Trump’s Truth Social was born, and how it could fall apart

Former President Donald Trump and Miami financier Patrick Orlando celebrate their companies’ merger to create Truth Social at Mar-a-Lago. Courtesy of William Wilkerson and attorneys.

Former President Donald Trump’s quest to establish a Florida-based social media platform as a conservative alternative to Twitter will face a critical vote on Monday when investors decide whether to extend a deadline allowing more time for the federal government to sign off on the deal.

A merger agreement between Sarasota-based Trump Media & Technology Group,
Inc., and a publicly traded Miami investment company hangs in the balance, as shareholders decide whether to push for a one-year extension on a deadline to complete the $1 billion-plus deal by September 2023.

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