Newsmax’s CEO has responded to rumors that allies of President Donald Trump are interested in buying the company.
In an interview with Variety, CEO Christopher Ruddy said that they are not actively planning to sell the company.
He then had this to say:
“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.”
“We would like to overtake Fox News in the next 12 months, and I think it’s do-able.”
Hicks Equity Partners, who are allies of President Trump, have been linked to rumors of buying Newsmax according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
Newsmax is not actively looking to sell itself, the company’s chief executive officer Christopher Ruddy