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Newsmax CEO Says Outlet ‘Would Never Become Trump TV’

Newsmax’s CEO said Sunday that the news outlet “would never become ‘Trump TV,'” after a report claimed allies of President Donald Trump explored buying the cable channel. “We have always seen ourselves as an independent news agency, and we want to continue with that mission. But we are open—[Trump] is going to be a political and media force after he leaves the White House, and we would be open to talking to him about a weekly show,” Christopher Ruddy, the CEO, told Variety. Newsmax is “not actively selling” despite interest from investors, Ruddy continued. “We listen to them, but our main focus is continuing: We would like to overtake Fox News in the next 12 months, and I think it’s do-able,” he said. The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported earlier Sunday that Hicks Equity Partners, which has ties to a co-chair of the Republican National Committee, has held …

Newsmax CEO Says Outlet ‘Would Never Become Trump TV’

Newsmax’s CEO said Sunday that the news outlet “would never become ‘Trump TV,'” after a report claimed allies of President Donald Trump explored buying the cable channel. “We have always seen ourselves as an independent news agency, and we want to continue with that mission. But we are open—[Trump] is going to be a political and media force after he leaves the White House, and we would be open to talking to him about a weekly show,” Christopher Ruddy, the CEO, told Variety. Newsmax is “not actively selling” despite interest from investors, Ruddy continued. “We listen to them, but our main focus is continuing: We would like to overtake Fox News in the next 12 months, and I think it’s do-able,” he said. The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported earlier Sunday that Hicks Equity Partners, which has ties to a co-chair of the Republican National Committee, has held …

Newsmax CEO Says Outlet ‘Would Never Become Trump TV’

Newsmax’s CEO said Sunday that the news outlet “would never become ‘Trump TV,'” after a report claimed allies of President Donald Trump explored buying the cable channel. “We have always seen ourselves as an independent news agency, and we want to continue with that mission. But we are open—[Trump] is going to be a political and media force after he leaves the White House, and we would be open to talking to him about a weekly show,” Christopher Ruddy, the CEO, told Variety. Newsmax is “not actively selling” despite interest from investors, Ruddy continued. “We listen to them, but our main focus is continuing: We would like to overtake Fox News in the next 12 months, and I think it’s do-able,” he said. The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported earlier Sunday that Hicks Equity Partners, which has ties to a co-chair of the Republican National Committee, has held …