Trump’s social media platform Truth Social, buyer need extension to complete merger

Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. Former President Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social and blank-check company Digital World Acquisition Corp. could not reach a merger deal by the cut-off date and will require an extension. Digital World, the company taking the social media platform public, announced Friday a special shareholder meeting to approve an extension to the termination date to complete the merger.”While we are using our best efforts to complete the Business Combination as soon as practicable, our board of directors believes that there will not be sufficient time before the Termination Date to complete the Business Combination,” Digital World said in an SEC filing. TOP TRUMP WHITE HOUSE ECONOMIST SLAMS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S ‘RECESSION’ SPIN Digital World, the company taking Truth Social public, announced Friday a special shareholder meeting to approve an extension to the termination date to complete the merger. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration / Reuters Photos)The cut-off date to complete the merger is Sept. 8, 2022, and Digital World is looking to extend that by a year.The announcement comes as U.S. regulators are investigating the merger.TEXAS’ TRUMP-THEMED BURGER JOINT DRAWS IN TOURISTS The cut-off date to complete the merger is Sept. 8, 2022, and Digital World is looking to extend that date by a year. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images | App store / Getty Images)In June, Digital World said a Federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York had subpoenaed its board of directors.The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority had also requested additional information about the merger.ELON MUSK RESPONDS TO TRUMP CALLING HIM A ‘BULLS— ARTIST,’ SAYS THERE SHOULD BE MAXIMUM AGE FOR PRESIDENCY In June, Digital World said a Federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York had subpoenaed its board of directors. (AP Images)GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERETrump Media & Technology Group Corp, which created the Truth Social platform, agreed in October to a merger with Digital World, and anticipated that the deal would be closed by the second half of 2022.Reuters contributed to this report.

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