Two key executives hired to found former President Donald Trump’s social media startup Truth Social have resigned – the latest sign of turmoil at the burgeoning company that has been struggling to get off the ground.
Josh Adams, the head of technology, and Billy Boozer, the head of product development, resigned from their positions. Reuters reported on Monday.
The specific circumstances behind the executives’ resignations — or whether they were replaced or reassigned their duties — could not be immediately ascertained, according to the report.
It also remains unclear whether Adams and Boozer will continue to work at the company in other roles after leaving their managerial positions.
The departures followed the troubled launch of the company’s iPhone app on February 20.
Weeks later, many users remain on a waiting list and cannot access the platform.
Trump Media & Technology Group chief executive Devin Nunes, a former Republican congressman, said publicly that the company aims to have the app fully operational in the United States by the end of March.
The company has an app for iPhones but not for Android phones, which account for more than 40% of the US market, although the company has advertised a search for an engineer to build one.
The departure of two executives critical to the app launch effort could jeopardize the company’s progress as it seeks to prove it can compete with mainstream platforms like Twitter, two people familiar with the company said.
Like Twitter, Trump’s platform offers users a way to connect and share their thoughts.
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