Trump TV May Be Coming Soon: Son-in-Law Jared Kushner in Talks to Start TV Network If Donald Trump Loses Election

Jared Kushner and Donald Trump attend IVANKA TRUMP celebrates launch of IVANKA TRUMP FINE JEWELRY and opening of IVANKA TRUMP BOUTIQUE at Country at Carlton Hotel on September 20, 2007 in New York City.
Jared Kushner and Donald Trump attend IVANKA TRUMP celebrates launch of IVANKA TRUMP FINE JEWELRY and opening of IVANKA TRUMP BOUTIQUE at Country at Carlton Hotel on Sept. 20, 2007, in New York City. CHANCE YEH /Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

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.

Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the Turkish Society Annual Dinner Gala at The Plaza Hotel on October 18, 2012 in New York City.
Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the Turkish Society Annual Dinner Gala at the Plaza Hotel on Oct. 18, 2012, in New York City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images

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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