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Former President Trump's blog page has been shut down, aide Jason Miller confirmed Wednesday.

Why it matters: The blog page, "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump", has been where the former president has shared his statements since it was unveiled last month. It was billed as an end-around to popular social media platforms which banned him.

Miller told CNBC, which first reported the page's shutdown, that the blog would not be returning.

  • "It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on," Miller told Axios, repeating comments he first told CNBC.

Between the lines: Trump was banned from prominent social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. The expulsions cost the former president his "once-immense power to put himself at the center of Americans' attention," writes Axios' Neal Rothschild

  • Advisers had previously told Fox News that Trump planned to "move forward" to create a social media platform of his own.
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Go deeper: Trump's spell over the media broke once he lost his megaphones

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Conservative trust in media has cratered

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Star Tribune via Getty Images

The percentage of Republicans who say they trust national news organizations has been cut in half over the past five years, according to a new study from Pew Research Center.

Why it matters: The party's trust in media starting dropping when President Trump took office, but has plummeted much more dramatically in the Biden era.

"Justice for J6" rally underway with large police presence

Police officers watch as demonstrators gather for the "Justice for J6" rally in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2021. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

A few hundred demonstrators were met by a heavy law enforcement presence on Saturday at the "Justice for J6" rally outside the fenced-off U.S. Capitol, AP reports.

The latest: U.S. Capitol Police officers at approximately 12:40 p.m. arrested a man with a knife for a weapons violation, the agency wrote in a tweet.

DHS to increase deportation flights to Haiti from Del Rio

Migrants walk across the Rio Grande River carrying supplies back to a makeshift encampment under the international bridge between Del Rio, Texas, and Acuña, Mexico. Officials are struggling to provide food, water, shelter and sanitation, forcing migrants to cross the Rio Grande several times per day for basic necessities. Photo: Jordan Vonderhaar via Getty Images

The Department of Homeland Security on Saturday announced plans to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti out of the small Texas border town Del Rio, starting as soon as Sunday.

Why it matters: Reports have emerged of more than 10,000 migrants, primarily from Haiti, crowded in a temporary camp under the international bridge in Del Rio. Hoping to find refuge in the United States, they've had to bear with filthy conditions and the scorching sun for days, per an NBC News affiliate.