Rolling Stone reports that much of the push for Trump’s TV demand has to do with his jealousy over the Obamas’ Netflix deal. A former Trump White House official told the outlet that Trump should be getting the big Hollywood deals because he, not former president Obama, understood how to “get ratings.” Trump took to calling it “Obama Netflix.” I guess Trump thinks his time on The Apprentice and as host of Miss Universe counts for a lot more than it does.
Trump has tapped producer Scott St. John, known for his work on game shows such as Deal or No Deal and America’s Got Talent, and according to Bloomberg, TMTG will primarily feature “non-woke” news, entertainment, and podcast programming.
Cory Anotado, founder of BuzzerBlog, a game show industry news website, said of St. John, “I couldn’t begin to tell you what experience he has that would lead to the position he’s in … It feels very out of nowhere.”
St. John is definitely a light-hearted fellow. In a Los Angeles Times profile of the producer, his office was described as “decorated with a headless mannequin in a hula skirt, a Jenny Jones cookie jar, and 50 plastic baby dolls hanging on the wall behind his desk.”
As for Truth Social, Monday, Digital World Acquisition Corp., the special purpose acquisition company planning to buy the company behind Truth Social, officially filed a statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to go public. If it happens, Trump will be “obligated to make any social media post on Truth Social and may not make the same post on another social media site for 6 hours,” according to the filing. This mostly applies to Twitter—even if Elon Musk allows him back onto the platform, CNBC reports.
Trump was banned from Twitter in January 2021 after the Jan. 6 insurrection “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
He’s vowed he wouldn’t return to the platform even if allowed.
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