A day after the Trump campaign launched a nightly news program that will air every day until Election Day, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump denied that he was planning to start a media outlet after the election. Trump spoke to Cincinnati radio station 700WLW and said, “No, I have no interest in Trump TV.”
“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. I have one interest, that’s on Nov. 8.”
The nightly program airs at 6:30 PM Eastern Time on Facebook Live. The talk show is hosted by Tomi Lahren, a commentator for The Blaze, and Trump campaign advisors Boris Epshteyn and Cliff Sims. Although Lahren deleted the tweet announcing herself as a co-host on Trump TV.
The show makes no claims of journalistic integrity and freedom from bias. Instead, the show is intended to be structured like a cable news commentary program as opposed to an objective news channel.
Epshteyn recently remarked to Wired in an interview that “We all know how strong the left wing media bias is. This is us delivering our message to voters. It has nothing to do with Trump TV. It’s about using 21st century technology and communication in a way that’s effective.”
Trump TV first aired after the third presidential debate and got tens of thousands of views. Viewership for the daily Trump TV has been lower though.
There have been reports that Trump is planning to launch his own cable news network entitled “Trump TV” and his son-in-law, New York Observer owner Jared Kushner, has reportedly reached out to begin looking at a possible new media outlet.