Outgoing US President Donald Trump wants to create your own digital channel of Internet television once he leaves the White House, in an attempt to subtract influence from what has been his favorite network for most of his presidency, Fox News.
This was indicated this Thursday byAxios digital diary, which quotes sources close to the president, who rose to national fame with the television program “The Apprentice“in 2005 and has made it clear throughout his tenure that he is interested in increasing his media influence.
Trump has been criticizing Fox News for months, where some of his allies with the most media impact work, such as Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, for considering that is not close enough to its postulates.
“He plans to destroy Fox. There is no doubt about that,” a source close to the president, who requested anonymity, told Axios.
Trump’s animosity towards Fox News was reinforced when that network leader in audience gave last week as Winner of Key State of Arizona Joe Biden, now president-elect of the United States, while other media had not yet dared.
Fox News’s growing tendency to dismiss the president’s claims as false has further irritated Trump, and some of His Followers they have started leave the channel because it does not reply to its complaints without proof that there has been electoral fraud.
Trump’s willingness to create his own television channel has been rumored since his 2016 presidential campaignBut the outgoing president is not thinking the way he did about a project that is broadcast by cable like Fox News, something that would be expensive and complicated.
What you want is to create a digital channel, to be issued by Internet and collect a monthly rate to its subscribers, to compete with the Fox Nation streaming service, which costs $ 5.99 per month.
Despite losing this election, Trump has increased with profit your voter base compared to 2016, and his re-election campaign has a database of telephone numbers and email addresses that would be a great asset when creating that channel.
The outgoing president has multiplied his criticism of Fox News in recent days, and this Thursday celebrated in a tweet that the “daytime ratings” of that network “have completely collapsed.”
.@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE. Very sad to watch this happen, but they forgot what made them successful, what got them there. They forgot the Golden Goose. The biggest difference between the 2016 Election, and 2020, was @FoxNews!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2020
“It is very sad to see how this happens, but they have forgotten what made them successful, of what led them to where they are. They have forgotten about the goose that lays the golden eggs, “Trump wrote in apparent reference to himself.
Trump’s criticism has already started to take effect, and another cable channel, Newsmax TV, he has multiplied your audience since the November 3 elections, apparently because repeat the complaints without proof of electoral fraud of the president, according to an analysis of the chain CNN.