Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election, was rumored to be planning to launch his own TV channel if he lost his presidency bid. But the candidate has denied any such plan in a radio interview to Cincinnati station 700 WLW, saying he was focused only on the upcoming elections instead and "making America great again."
“I hear it all over the place. I have a tremendous fan base, we have a tremendous base. We have the most incredible people, but I just don’t have any interest in that,” he said in the interview that aired Tuesday.
Previously, following the start of a nightly Facebook Live campaign coverage by the Trump camp, NPR reported the real estate mogul could be considering launching his own Fox News-style news network post-election. The network could be headed by Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law who owns the New York Observer weekly.
The Trump campaign is airing a nightly show called "Trump Tower Live" via Facebook Live. It airs 6:30 p.m. EDT till Nov. 8, the day of the election. About 60,000 people tuned in for its first broadcast Monday night, but only half remained online 30 minutes into the show.
Before his election run, Trump was planning to launch a reality TV show titled "Trump Town Girls," which would pit beauty contestants from Trump pageants such as Miss America against real estate brokers from Trump International Realty, according to a Jezebel report.