TRUMP's End-Game: Monetizing His Presidential Run

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    Aug 18, 2016 4:58 PM GMT
    A few months ago, several journalists proffered that Trump's end-game wasn't the presidency of the USA, but rather the creation of an ultra-conservative, tea party-like media empire (much like Fox) that would capitalize on the Republican base that he has conned over the course of his presidential candidacy. See, for example, http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/donald-trump-tv-network. See also http://news.groopspeak.com/trump-starting-new-business-venture-after-the-election/. This suggestion has gained traction recently in light of recent developments in the Trump campaign--for example, the hiring of conspiracy theorist Stephen Bannon, Breitbart Media's controversial chairman. I'm beginning to think that Trump may well be thinking of "monetizing" his run for the presidency. In fact, one of his closest advisers is his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is now a major player in the social media/newspaper business.
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    Aug 18, 2016 5:20 PM GMT
    Yeah, Graydon Carter is no fan of Trump. That goes back at least to Spy (one of my old time favorite mags). I don't know if big media was his original intent. The guy's an opportunist. Could be he's latched onto that since having entered the game, as Moore suggested, possibly to gain a negotiating position with his TV show.

    Regardless of current intent or original motivation, this guy as president would be a fucking disaster. That's he's made such a mockery of American politics, I'd hope no established network will ever again give him another moment of free or, God forbid, paid air time. Any network which does ought to be boycotted. This guy's name ought to be stricken from Media, not embossed by it.
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    Aug 19, 2016 5:18 PM GMT
    Monetizing the presidential run:

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