His backup plan? Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is reportedly in talks to start a Trump TV network if the Republican presidential nominee loses the election in November, multiple sources claimed to the Financial Times.
Kushner, 35, who is married to Ivanka Trump and owns the New York Observer, reportedly contacted Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder of boutique investment bank LionTree, within the past few months about the prospective venture. “Their conversation was brief and has not progressed since,” the Financial Times claims.
Both Kushner and Bourkoff declined to comment to the Financial Times.
Rumors of a Trump TV network have been swirling for months. Back in June, Vanity Fair reported that Trump wanted his own cable news station because he believes that “he has the business acumen and the ratings for his own network.”
The former Apprentice star, 70, denied last month that he’s considering starting a media company. “I want to win the presidency. I have no interest in a media company. False rumor,” he told The Washington Post last month.
However, Trump has relentlessly claimed that “corporate media” is conspiring with his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, to help her take the Oval Office. “The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary — but also at many polling places — SAD,” he tweeted Sunday, October 16.
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