If Donald Trump loses, let’s face it: It’s going to be a sorry couple of years under Lady Macbeth. However, Trump’s epic plan B may make it a little more tolerable.
According to an article in the U.K. Express, Trump might plan to launch a conservative media empire if he loses the election, much to the consternation of the left.
The article, which was mostly critical of Trump (now there’s a shocker — from the media?) pointed to his hire of Breitbart CEO Stephen Bannon as the chief executive officer of his campaign as well as his constant attack of the media as biased and unreliable.
“(Trump is) already setting up a narrative, that the media is corrupt and the system is rigged against him,” said Kurt Bardella, a former spokesman for Breitbart. “The natural transition is ‘we need a platform to be heard.’”
Jon Klein, former president of CNN’s American operations and current CEO of subscription-based online media provider TAPP, also says it would be a good transition for Trump were the unthinkable to happen.
“Losing in November would be the best thing that could happen, from a business standpoint,” Klein said, adding that a subscription-based service would allow Trump fans to connect “deeply and directly with their hero.”
“It would only increase the passion of his most hard-core supporters, and it would give them a juicy target to rail against for the next four years,” Klein said.
Given the recent troubles at Fox News, especially with the network’s lurch to the left and its problems with the Republican nominee, it would also fill a niche with Trump’s populist voters.
Of course, this would require Hillary Clinton in the White House for at least four years (well, assuming she’s not impeached, which … hey, look at her husband). That’s a particularly unappetizing way to get a Trump network, which is why we would have to hope it never happens.
However, if she does somehow manage to make it, plan B could make sure that she’s hounded from day one.