Coming Soon: Trump TV? Here’s What Trump Could Be Doing AFTER the Election

Coming Soon: Trump TV? Here’s What Trump Could Be Doing AFTER the Election

This rumor has been around for some time and this is one I actually believe. The first place I heard this put forth as a possibility was from Glenn Beck. Personally, I believe this was part of Trump’s plan all along.

Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has approached a top deal-maker in the industry within the last couple of months. It was an informal approach concerning the prospect of setting up a Trump television network after the presidential election in November. Trump would have a built-in audience and it would definitely be a ratings monster and a money maker. Kushner contacted Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder and chief executive of LionTree, a boutique investment bank. So, this wasn’t a whim – it was a preliminary meeting.


From The Hill:

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Donald Trump‘s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has reportedly contacted a top dealmaker in the media industry within the past couple of months about creating a Trump television network, the Financial Times reported.

Kushner and Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder and chief executive of LionTree, a boutique investment ban, reportedly had a short conversation regarding the possibility of setting up a Trump television network following the presidential election.

But there have been no other developments.

Vanity Fair in June reported the GOP nominee was mulling the idea of creating a cable channel as his personal media company.

The publication said Trump had talked about a “mini-media conglomerate” for the “audience” after his presidential campaign.

The Republican nominee has since said he has “no interest in a media company.”

He called the prospect a “false rumor” in an interview last month with The Washington Post.

The meeting was very brief and Kushner has declined to comment on it. Trump is denying the whole thing. With the populist movement behind Trump, should he lose, the enticing allure of a media network would surely woo him. Bourkoff, who launched LionTree in 2012, has advised on transactions worth more than $300B, including Liberty Global’s $23.3B acquisition of Virgin Media and Verizon’s $4.4B takeover of AOL. He is also John Malone’s favorite adviser and helped the so-called “Cable Cowboy” consolidate the US pay-TV industry — in deals that culminated in Charter Communications’ $78B takeover of Time Warner Cable this year. These are the big boys and they don’t chat about these things lightly.

Kushner and Bourkoff are friends as well. They have worked together previously. Bourkoff advised Kushner, who also owns the weekly New York Observer newspaper, when he tried to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team four years ago. Setting up a network would be very difficult and costly, even with a large audience. But I assume Trump would have people ready to go like Sean Hannity and Alex Jones. That lineup might even include Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin. Whatever the setup, look for Steve Bannon, Breitbart and Drudge to lead the way on it.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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