|It's gonna be great, just me talking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's gonna be yuge!|
Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has informally approached one of the media industry's top dealmakers about the prospect of setting up a Trump television network after the presidential election in November.
Mr Kushner — an increasingly influential figure in the billionaire's presidential campaign — contacted Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder and chief executive of LionTree, a boutique investment bank, within the past couple of months, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
Their conversation was brief and has not progressed since, the people said. Mr Bourkoff and Mr Kushner both declined to comment.
However, the approach suggests Mr Kushner and the Republican candidate himself are thinking about how to capitalise on the populist movement that has sprung up around their campaign in the event of an election defeat to Democrat Hillary Clinton next month.
We have been hearing about this possibility for months but I think this is the first concrete evidence we have seen which demonstrates that Trump realizes he is about to lose and has this plan to start his own media empire once he does.
This might mean that not only is Trump determined to destroy the Republican party from within, but also has plans to do the same to Fox News afterward.
More popcorn anyone?