In October, 2016, ZeroHedge claimed that Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was mulling a mainstream media startup with the birth of “Trump TV.”
ZeroHedge and the Financial Times speculated in October 2016 that Donald Trump intended to start another division of his empire. Not just Trump steaks, Trump select reserve, and Trump real estate, now Donald had much larger ambitions: a multibillion dollar media giant. FT reported that Jared Kushner met with Aryeh Bourkoff, who is the CEO and founder of LionTree, an investment bank that advises telemedia and communications companies like Verizon on big deals. In January 2017, LionTree assisted Verizon with a 4.8 billion dollar takeover of Yahoo! Clearly, the meeting between Kushner and Bourkoff had intention behind it.
Some speculated that a merger of talent could be in the making. The defamed Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity, Steve Bannon of Breitbart, the Trump Organization, and the backing of investors could birth Trump television. It is no secret that Americans are tired of the MSM and actively looking for alternative outlets. Trump TV could have been that outlet. The only problem, now, is that:
Trump won the election.
On December 12, 2016, Donald Trump promised there would be “no new deals,” but also says his family members would be left in charge of current operations and business decisions:
In his Tweet, Trump states that he is not mandated by law to give up any of his businesses. He is technically correct. There is no law or constitutional amendment that requires a president to relinquish properties, assets, businesses, or land. By handing over administrative duties to his sons, Trump is going beyond the requirements of the law. He has clearly indicated that “no new deals” will be executed for the next four years, but that doesn’t mean his sons, Jared Kushner, or any executives within his conglomerate couldn’t start Trump TV.