Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who has been very involved in the Republican nominee’s campaign, met with an investor about possibly launching a Trump television network, the Financial Times reported Monday morning.
Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, met with Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder and CEO of the investment bank LionTree, some time within the past couple of months, the Financial Times reported, citing three unnamed sources.
According to the Financial Times, the “conversation was brief and has not progressed since.”
Throughout Trump’s presidential campaign, speculation and reports about Trump’s interest in using his presidential bid to launch a television network have percolated. Vanity Fair reported in June that Trump asked Kushner and Ivanka Trump to look into launching a media organization.
Trump in September denied that he is looking into starting his own network along with former Fox News executive Roger Ailes, who has become involved in Trump’s campaign.
“No, never did,” he told the Washington Post when asked about rumors that he is considering launching a media venture with Ailes. “I want to win the presidency, and I want to make America great again. It’s very simple. I have no interest in a media company. False rumor.”