Trump used Gab, a platform popular with the far-right, to break his social media silence with a post denouncing his impeachment trial

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President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Former President Donald Trump made his social media comeback on Friday with a post on Gab in which he called his second impeachment a "public relations stunt."

In his first post to the site since January 8, Trump put up a letter addressed to Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin, who recently called on the former president to testify at his second impeachment hearing next week.

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The letter, which Trump's attorneys David Schoen and Bruce Castor Jr signed, read: "We are in receipt of your latest public relations stunt. Your letter only confirms what is known to everyone: you cannot prove your allegations against the 45th President of the United States, who is now a private citizen."

"The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games," they added.

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Here is a screenshot of the post.

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Screenshot of the Donald J. Trump post on Gab. Gab

Trump is in the midst of a second impeachment over his role in stirring up a mob of supporters that stormed the US Capitol on January 6.

Trump's return to Gab comes after reports that the ex-president was still so frustrated by being barred from Twitter that he is writing down insults and trying to get aides to post them from their own accounts.

The former president was permanently suspended from Twitter in the wake of the insurrection, which resulted in five people's deaths. He was also blocked on YouTube.

Gab is a social networking website that is popular among far-right supporters. It rose to infamy following the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh when it was discovered the shooter had posted anti-Semitic comments on the platform.

It was launched by "Christian technology entrepreneur" Andrew Torba following what he says was the rise of big tech censorship during the 2016 election, according to the company's website.

Trump joined the site in August 2016, shortly before he was elected.

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