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Nunes to leave Congress to run Trump’s new media group

Donald Trump, Devin Nunes
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In a surprise announcement, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California will resign from Congress at the end of the year to take a job offer that he can’t refuse.”
He has agreed to be the CEO of a newly established Trump media organization, Trump Media & Technology Group.

Trump says “Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader. He will make an excellent CEO of TMTG.”
Nunes has represented California’s 22nd Congressional District, which includes portions of Fresno and Tulare counties, for ten terms.

Devin Nunes
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif, and fellow Republicans arrive for a meeting to consider a replacement for Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was ousted from the GOP leadership Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Republicans will vote Friday morning for a new chair for the House Republican Conference. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump created the social media platform and app called “TRUTH Social,” in order to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.”

The app appears to be the first project of the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), which will list on the Nasdaq through a merger with Digital World Acquisition Group, according to an announcement tweeted out by spokeswoman Liz Harrington. The transaction values TMTG at up to $1.7 billion, Harrington said.