Donald Trump says he’s got no plans to launch his own media network after the election, saying reports he’s discussed a media project with former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes were nothing but rumors. “No, never did,” he said. “I want to win the presidency and I want to make America great again. It’s very simple. I have no interest in a media company. False rumor.”
In an interview published Thursday night by The Washington Post, Trump said he has talked with Ailes, but does not consider him an adviser to his campaign.
“He’s certainly been very successful at what he does and on occasion, we’ll talk. I love the benefit of his experience and knowledge,” Trump said. “He’s had an amazing experience. But there is no role.”
Trump said Ailes had shared “some interesting things about past debates” during recent meetings, and said while he is unconcerned about moderators fact-checking his answers, he does not think CNN’s Anderson Cooper should have been chosen:
“I don’t think Anderson Cooper should be a moderator because Anderson Cooper works for CNN and over the last couple of days, I’ve seen how Anderson Cooper behaves,” Trump said. “He’ll be very biased, very biased. I don’t think he should be a moderator. I’ll participate but I don’t think he should be a moderator. CNN is the Clinton News Network and Anderson Cooper, I don’t think he can be fair.”