Trump TV Lives? POTUS Proposes ‘Worldwide Network’ to Rival CNN


The concept of Trump TV was often bandied about in the lead-up to the 2016 election — as many assumed a political network was a logical next move for Donald Trump, had he gone on to lose the race. But even though he is now Commander-in-Chief, is Trump TV back on the table?

In a pair of Monday afternoon Tweets, the president — lamenting coverage of his administration on CNN — floated the possibility of starting up an alternative. A proposed network he described as being “worldwide” in reach.

“While CNN doesn’t do great in the United States based on ratings, outside of the U.S. they have very little competition,” Trump wrote. “Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair and false way. Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!”

Trump TV had a dry run of sorts in the days before the 2016 election. The president’s campaign broadcasted nightly newscasts ahead of the November 2016 vote. Among those who participated in those initial telecasts; Tomi Lahren, Sean Spicer, and Boris Epshteyn.

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