And now, folks, Trump TV
I have no doubt this is true, given Trump’s considerable history (detailed in the article) of launching businesses at the wrong time, and having them fail. Why is it the wrong time? Fox News, presumably Trump’s model, is dying. Of course it’s been dying off and on for years, but this time it appears that some real changes may be in order there, finally. All backstage drama aside, much of their audience is due to check out in the next decade. That’s bad for business.
The bigger issue is that cable in general is dying in places where geography does not make it necessary (and that’s much of the country). Launching a new channel now is…well…stupid. Glenn Beck bailed out of TV to exist online — where he’s doing as well as can be expected, I gather –and Sarah Palin, of course, failed miserably with her channel, but she still has enough loyal suckers to send money to her PAC, so she’s okay. And Trump? Who knows what he will do when he fails. No doubt he’ll cook up another major flim-flam scam, although running for president again would be out of the question.
He can’t go back to network TV, either. A couple of comments from an executive at NBC indicate that the possibility is gone forever. So much for Trump’s alleged scheme to boost his income by running for president, failing, and returning to the show in glory. (If this is true, how could he ever think it would work? Ah, it’s his business genius.)
I think the real issue here is the extent of Trump’s delusion. It seems to be a rampant disease among Republicans; they do everything they can to make their wishes seem to be God’s command, and somehow it almost never works out, at least not for long.
Trump is by far the worst case ever. But I recall 4 years ago when a Facebook friend became enraged by an anti-Romney meme I’d posted and sneered something like, “you liberals had better laugh now but you won’t be laughing in November.” Yes, Republicans were convinced (possibly because they thought they had rigged the voting machines in various states) they were going to win. Look what happened.
And they’re at it again; at least, Trump is. And if they lose, according to Trump, it’s because of fraud. Another case of projection.
All this rampant delusion makes me wonder, as I said in an earlier post, if Trump isn’t really, really serious about becoming president. At least, I wonder if his ego is that serious, so much so that he can’t admit that he’s looking into the jaws of yet another huge, deep cavernous failure.
But these reports of him using this campaign as a sort of long job interview for his next venture — one that will somehow reward him if he fails, which he will — have been persistent.
November will not be interesting, but I think December will.
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