Donald Trump could be making a switch in which network is his favorite. According to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, a group tied to Donald Trump Jr. is seeking a stake in the far-right network One America News – which could play a part is Trump’s plan to “take down” Fox News for not being loyal to him anymore.
“Trump loves that many Fox hosts are his loudest cheerleaders—but any deviation from Trumpian orthodoxy he views as betrayal,” reported Sherman. “He sees himself as responsible for the network’s continued ratings success, and expects to be treated as such. In private, Trump reminds friends that Fox tried to derail his campaign during the 2016 Republican primary, and he vents that Fox owes its record ratings to him.”
“According to sources, an investor group aligned with his son Don Jr. and the Dallas-based Hicks family has acquired a major stake in One America News Network, the fledgling conservative cable-news channel that features hosts like Jack Posobiec, a chief promoter of the Pizzagate conspiracy,” continued the report.
“[RNC co-chair] Tommy Hicks and Don Jr. have been looking to buy a station for Trump TV,” one source told Sherman. “This is all about building a Fox competitor. Trump is really aiming to take down Fox.”