Less than a month after Donald Trump denied that he was interested in starting a new network. “I want to win the presidency, ” he told The Washington Post. “I have no interest in a media company. False rumor.”
The Financial Times reported Monday that Jared Kushner, the Republican presidential nominee’s son-in-law, has been informally talks with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff about setting up a Trump TV network after the presidential election.
Bourkoff is media banker, quit UBS AG as head of investment banking for the Americas, and has launched his own firm to advise media, technology and other companies on deals and invest alongside them.
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The real estate mogul, Kushner, who also owns the weekly New York Observer newspaper and is married to Ivanka Trump, held a “brief” conversation with Bourkoff in “the past couple of months” but it “has not progressed since, ” the report said, citing sources.
According to reports from June by Vanity Fair Trump’s interest in expanding his media business beyond his current TV production business, Trump Productions, to launch a “mini-media conglomerate.”