Trump made the suggestion while speaking at a Medicare event. Before suggesting the new network idea, Trump slammed CNN and CNN International, saying the network is “so bad” and a “terrible thing for our country.”
“We ought to start our own network and put some real news out there,” Trump said.
He added: “We really are, we are looking at that. We should do something about it too. Put some really talented people and get a real voice out there, not a voice that’s fake.”
No further comments were made. It’s unclear if Trump and the White House plan to start their own network.
He tweeted that there was a “possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are.”
And, in 2016, there were multiple reports that Trump planned to launch his own cable news empire if he had lost the 2016 election. According to Vanity Fair, Trump’s original endgame was to launch a Trump news network. He was so upset with the media that he came to “the conclusion that he has the business acumen and the ratings for his own network,” a source told Vanity Fair.
Trump had “gotten the bug. So now he wants to figure out if he can monetize it.”