Newsmax CEO Speaks on Rumors of Their Trump-Forward Future
Could this be another clue to unraveling the rumors from a week ago?
During the late stages of the 2020 election, it appeared as though Fox News had moved away from President Trump on a number of key issues, and the Commander in Chief was certainly not pleased about it.
Trump has often lamented the shifting tides at Fox News, specifically calling out longtime anchor and debate moderator Chris Wallace on several occasions. As the election played out, Fox’s coverage remained neutral toward Trump, even erring on the negative side in several instances, causing ever more substantial criticism from the West Wing.
But another outlet emerged as a place where the President could find reliably positive coverage: Newsmax. Now, with rumors of President Trump making a move into the media post-White House, Newsmax’s CEO is speaking on the possibility of bringing Donald into the fold.
Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy said Sunday the conservative TV channel would never become an outlet for President Donald Trump, despite rumors that Trump allies are interested in an acquisition.
“Newsmax would never become ‘Trump TV,'” Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, said in an interview with Variety Sunday evening.
“We have always seen ourselves as an independent news agency, and we want to continue with that mission,” he said.
But Ruddy said Newsmax “would be open to talking to him about a weekly show” once he has left office on January 20.
Ruddy would go on to admit that Trump will be a “political and media force” once his time in the White House comes to an end, hinting that Newsmax would be foolish not to be considering a potential partnership with the NYC business mogul-turned-President.
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