According to a report from Vanity Fair, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to create a media empire following the 2016 election to cash in on his increased profile.
Sources close to Trump tell VF that the real estate mogul “has become irked by his ability to create revenue for other media organizations without being able to take a cut himself. Such a situation ‘brings him to the conclusion that he has the business acumen and the ratings for his own network.’”
Trump reportedly sees his supporters as an exploitable “audience” that he could tap after the election. “Win or lose, we are onto something here. We’ve triggered a base of the population that hasn’t had a voice in a long time,” a source tells them.
The Trump campaign strongly denies the report. “There is absolutely no truth to this whatsoever. This hasn’t been even uttered. Not even thought about,” says spokeswoman Hope Hicks.
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