According to one report, president-elect Donald Trump‘s son-in-law Jared Kushner is looking at selling The New York Observer so he can take on a greater political role.
Kushner, the husband of Ivanka Trump, served as an informal advisor to his father-in-law’s presidential run. The Observer was one of the few newspapers across the country to endorse Trump, and several employees quit in protest of the paper’s perceived pro-Trump slant.
Now, fashion journal Women’s Wear Daily reports that he’s looking to sell the paper, which he purchased in 2006 for $10 million. “According to people familiar with the matter, Kushner has been quietly shopping the storied paper to potential buyers,” they report.
Observer Media CEO Joseph Meyer didn’t exactly deny the report. “As one of the fastest-growing businesses in all of digital media, we are constantly being approached by potential investors and partners,” he told WWD.
One of the most-interested buyers is reportedly American Media Inc., the publisher of The National Enquier. AMI’s interest wouldn’t be terribly shocking given the Enquirer‘s relentlessly pro-Trump coverage of the 2016 election, with the tabloid even accusing his rival’s father of having killed John F. Kennedy.
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