A report in the Financial Times says Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, owner of the weekly New York Observer, had a meeting with media banker/advisor Aryeh Bourkoff, co-founder of LionTree, about starting up a possible Trump TV network.
LionTree was a media advisor for Charter Communications for its $55 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. It also advised Verizon Communications on its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL and Liberty Global’s $23.3 billion deal for Virgin Media.
Business analysts have speculated that Trump would be looking to start up a TV network/media company after the presidential election should he lose.
In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal opinion poll, published this weekend, Trump trailed Secretary Clinton by 11 points nationally.
Trump had been a co-executive producer of “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice.” Kushner is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka.
Roger Ailes, the former chairman of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel, is a close friend and advisor to Trump.
But according to terms of his exit agreement, he would be prohibited from working on a Trump media venture.