If you think there hasn't been enough media coverage of Donald Trump this presidential campaign, you might be getting even more Trump TV after the election. Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly met with a media industry bigwig recently to discuss a possible Trump TV network, according to the Financial Times.
Jared Kushner, who's married to Ivanka Trump, runs The New York Observer. The Financial Times reports that Kushner, on Trump's behalf, met with Aryeh Bourkoff to discuss a possible television startup. Bourkoff, who runs LionTree investment bank, is known as one of the media industry's top deal makers. Bourkoff is "a friend of Mr. Kushner" and "the two have worked together in the past."
Trump also obviously surrounds himself with other media bigwigs. His campaign's CEO Steve Bannon, who is a prominent figure among the alt-right and has been charged with domestic violence in the past, used to run Breitbart, a right-wing website. Additionally, Trump has been advised by longtime Fox News leader Roger Ailes, who also has a history of alleged sexual harassment. So maybe after this election, Trump's cheerleader Sean Hannity could leave Fox News and join the new Trump venture.
You probably shouldn't get your hopes (or fears) up about Trump TV just yet, though. The meeting between Kushner and Bourkoff "was brief and has not progressed since," according to the Financial Times. And just last month, when asked about possible media ventures, Donald Trump told the Washington Post: "It’s very simple. I have no interest in a media company. False rumor."