Sh*t is going down at Truth Social… again.Will Wilkerson, one of the very first people tapped to work for Trump Media & Technology Group after Donald Trump left the White House, says the ex-president demanded company execs fork over their shares of the right-wing propaganda social media platform to Melania Trump, The Washington Post reports.According to 38-year-old Wilkerson, Trump called co-founder Andy Litinsky in a Florida coffee shop last October to make the outrageous demand.
The shares he was seeking for Melania were were worth millions of dollars, and Trump made the request despite already owning 90% of the company.“They were taking equity away from hard-working individuals,” Wilkerson says.Litinsky, a former contestant on The Apprentice, refused, telling the ex-president that “the gift would have meant a huge tax bill he couldn’t pay.” But, Wilkerson says, “Trump didn’t care.
He said, ‘Do whatever you need to do.'”Related: Not even Hurricane Ian could stop Melania from plugging her crappy line of Christmas ornamentsFive months later, Litinsky was removed from the company’s board in a move that Wilkerson describes as payback for not doing what Trump wanted.
He shared an email with The Washington Post allegedly sent to him from Litinsky in which Litinsky claimed Trump was “retaliating against me” and threatening to “’blow up the company’ if his demands are not met.”Wilkerson was fired from his job as a senior vice president of operations at Truth Social last Thursday, after speaking to the newspaper.But the drama doesn’t end there.Related: Truth Social can’t find any advertisers and it’s getting embarrassingIn August, Wilkerson filed a whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing.