Trump TV! Donald's Family In Talks To Launch Media Empire

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Oct. 17 2016, Published 7:00 p.m. ET

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Donald Trump's media mogul son-in-law could be secretly planning to launch a Trump television network, has learned.

Jared Kushner, husband to Ivanka Trump, recently met with Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder and CEO of LionTree LLC, to discuss "the prospect of setting up a Trump television network after the presidential election in November," The Financial Times reported. Bourkoff is known to be a top dealmaker and has been involved with major transactions in the past, including deals involving Virgin Media and AOL.

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Kushner, 35, already has media experience, after purchasing The New York Observer in 2006.

Married to Ivanka Trump since 2009, Kushner has also been advising his father-in-law in Trump's bid for the White House, becoming a crucial component in "virtually every facet of the Trump presidential operation, so much so that many inside and out of it increasingly see him as a de facto campaign manager," The New York Times reported.

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But Bourkoff and Kushner are no strangers: Bourkoff advised Kushner when he sought to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers four years ago.

Rumors of a Trump news network have been spinning for months, since Trump "discussed the possibility of launching a 'mini-media conglomerate' outside of his existing TV-production business, Trump Productions LLC," in June, Vanity Fair reported.

The discussion of a possible Trump network comes after a year filled with major TV ratings grabs (84 million viewers for the first presidential debate) and an ever-growing social media presence from the business mogul and former reality TV star.

Neither Kushner nor Bourkoff have commented on the rumors.

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