Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner held talks to set up Trump TV network after election: FT

Donald Trump (centre) with his daughter Ivanka (left), son-in-law Jared Kushner (second from left), wife Melania and son Barron at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 21, 2016.
Donald Trump (centre) with his daughter Ivanka (left), son-in-law Jared Kushner (second from left), wife Melania and son Barron at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 21, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, informally approached LionTree Advisors Chief Executive Aryeh Bourkoff about setting up a Trump TV network after the presidential election, the Financial Times reported on Monday (Oct 17), citing sources.

Kushner contacted Bourkoff, one of the media industry's top dealmakers, within the last couple of months, the FT reported, citing three people with knowledge of the matter.

The conversation between the two was brief and has not progressed since, the report said.

Trump told the Washington Post last month he had "no interest in a media company" and reports that he was considering setting up one was "a false rumour."

Kushner, the owner of the weekly New York Observer newspaper, is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka.

Kushner and LionTree did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.