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Report: Trump Family Talked to Investors About Trump TV

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

GOP nominee Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has spoken to investors about creating a Trump TV network after the election is over according to the Financial Times.

via TPM (because FT requires a subscription up front)

Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, met with Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder and CEO of the investment bank LionTree, some time within the past couple of months, the Financial Times reported, citing three unnamed sources.

According to the Financial Times, the "conversation was brief and has not progressed since."

Trump himself has denied the rumors that he's planning to launch a TV network, but it's abundantly clear that you can't take Trump's word on anything.

I personally believe he will unless he ends up requesting asylum in Russia next year, which feels like an equally strong possibility.

Now that Trump is devoting so much time to saying the election has been "rigged" against him, I'm somewhat expecting he will use that as a hook to promote Trump TV, because only Trump TV will tell you the truth about the election, right?

  • Victor the Crab

    Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, met with Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder and CEO of the investment bank LionTree, some time within the past couple of months, the Financial Times reported, citing three unnamed sources.

    According to the Financial Times, the “conversation was brief and has not progressed since.”

    Translation: “If you fuckmouths think we’re going to invest a plug nickel into this scam of you snake oil con artists, then you’re all as mentally demented as your old man!”

  • ninjaf

    This explains why “Teh Medias” have become his favorite villain in the “rigging” narrative.

  • muselet

    If Donald Trump manages to convince other people to pay for it, he’ll absolutely start a TV channel. Otherwise, he’ll content himself with op-eds in the New York Observer and preening interviews on whatever TV show still thinks he’s relevant to anything.

    As for Russia, I don’t see it. Trump is mobbed-up, but not with the right mob to be successful there. Besides, the average Russian doesn’t know who Donald Trump is (lucky them).

    The folks behind The Simpsons, though, have a slightly different take than I do (stick around to the 1:20 mark):

    (They also smacked Trump around in July. Search YouTube for “3 a.m.”)

    –alopecia

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    They are meeting with investors?!?! Has nobody been paying attention to this campaign at all?!?! Trump frequently runs business ventures into the ground and then walks away. He makes his money because he doesn’t pay his debts and that has to include investors who he leaves holding the bag.

    • Well maybe that’s why it hasn’t been pursued further because American investors know better. But if he has been able to get funding from international sources (ie, Russia) the odds are good he will again. Which would give Putin even more input into our governing process. Donald Trump may very well be the one of the worst things to ever happen to our country.

    • Draxiar

      Like other Trump ventures his network, if it even happens, will go bust. That’s what Trump does. I just hope that 1) we don’t end up paying for it and 2) he doesn’t get tax breaks because of it. As for investors…something tells me that they’ll deserve it if by this point they’re willing to trust Trump with anything (call it the Frog and Scorpion Syndrome).