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Donald Trump Tries To Tune Out Trump TV Rumors

Donald Trump denied rumors that he's planning to start his own TV network if he loses the election.
Posted at 4:08 PM, Oct 25, 2016

Despite swirling rumors to the contrary, Donald Trump insisted he's not planning to start his own TV network after the election if the votes don't go his way.

"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," Trump said in an interview with Cincinnati radio station 700 WLW on Tuesday.

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The Republican nominee said his only focus is on the White House, but the rumblings that Trump TV is in the works have grown louder as the likelihood of a Trump presidency has diminished.

It's easy to see why people would speculate on the possibility of Trump TV. Trump, who's no stranger to being on camera, has painted himself as the victim of dishonest media and says he's the only one who tells it like it is. Millions of his supporters have bought into that message.

A Financial Times report said Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, looked into the possibility of getting funding to start up the channel. 

Trump's campaign even started live streaming its own nightly election coverage on his Facebook page, drawing more than a million views in fewer than 24 hours.

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Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon, who runs the right-wing media outlet Breitbart, didn't rule out the possibility of a Trump-based news network, simply saying, "Trump is an entrepreneur."

However, Trump himself has consistently shot down the rumor, saying he's focused on early voting, swing states and making America great again.