Post-Election Trump Plans to Turn Voters into Audience for New TV Network
Nearly 15 million Americans voted for Donald Trump in the GOP primaries and apparently those Trumpkins are about to become viewers of a new network in the works for after the election.
Aryeh Bourkoff, chief executive with LionTree Advisors, told the press they were approached by Jared Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law) for talks to create a Trump TV networks after the presidential election.
Back in June of this year, journalist Sarah Ellison reported that Trump was “considering creating his own media business, built on the audience that has supported him thus far in his bid to become the next president of the United States.”
Discussions have surrounded “launching a mini-media conglomerate outside of his existing TV-production business, Trump Productions LLC.”
Ellison also reported that Trump “has become irked by his ability to create revenue for other media organizations without being able to take a cut himself. Such a situation ‘brings him to the conclusion that he has the business acumen and the ratings for his own network.’”
This scheme could work considering that Trump’s base would be dissatisfied should he lose the election next month. Disgruntled voters are being led off to the prospect of a new alt-right conspiracy-minded network.
Breitbart reporter John Nolte argued in an op-ed piece that as Fox News rating flatlined in the wake of CNN’s ratings growing, Nolte claims that this is because Fox News has ignored Trump’s rise.
Nolte makes that case that fringe right viewers leaving Fox News “could… give an upstart an opening” which is exactly the opportunity Trump’s new TV network would need.