If you're mercifully unaware, Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has begun officially making calls to media moguls about starting a Trump TV network to capitalize on his devoted fans. This news hit the chattering classes like a bombshell, but a confusing one. Is this good? Is he admitting defeat? Or is this awful, because Trump's fact-free rants will never stop? Or should we just keep making jokes because that's all we're good at? Here are 27 of the best reactions from comedians, pundits, and more.
Gosh, Trump TV is awful. Too soon?— ((Joshua Scaryname)) (@JoshMalina) October 17, 2016
And there it is, the long con.— Will Ritter (@MrWillRitter) October 17, 2016
This national nightmare was a promo campaign to sell us red hats & Trump TV. https://t.co/rJMNiYxMRd
Can't wait to advertise my penis enlarging eternal youth pills on Trump TV.— Alex Baze (@bazecraze) October 17, 2016
If the plan is to start Trump TV after losing, railing against CNN, etc makes total sense. Other networks are rivals.— Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) October 17, 2016
Trump TV will combine the classiness of neo-Nazism with the business savvy of neo-Nazism.— River Clegg (@RiverClegg) October 17, 2016
Why I pray for Trump TV?— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) October 17, 2016
Gives every other channel a reason to minimize their coverage of Trump.
Trump TV: for viewers outraged that Fox News occasionally reports a fact.— Matt Nedostup (@nedostup) October 17, 2016
Only on Trump TV!— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) October 17, 2016
-Eric Trump's Safari Planet
-Locked Up A Broad
-Somebody Call Sean Hannity, a Call-In Show
-That 1870's Show
Leaked Trump TV Fall 2017 Schedule:— Super Deluxe (@superdeluxe) October 17, 2016
-"Sunday Morning Upskirt Hour"
-"Female Slob Countdown"
-"The Cyber Corner" with Barron Trump
I am looking forward to Trump TV's bankruptcy.— David Waldman (@KagroX) October 17, 2016
Just had a general at Trump TV and pitched "Entourage but with more boobs" to Eric. Crushed.— Mike Scollins (@mikescollins) October 17, 2016
The most important thing about Trump TV: Once he's running a competing network, no media company has any incentive to pay attention to him.— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) October 17, 2016
Trump TV will kick off each weekday at 6am with Morning Joseph Goebbels.— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) October 17, 2016
Trump TV, because if there's one brand that will be gold on November 9th, it's TRUMP.— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) October 17, 2016
Sensible Programming on Trump TV:— lancegould (@lancegould) October 17, 2016
"American Horror Story"
"The Big Bang Theory"
"The Walking Dead"
"Orange Is the New Black"
I can only hope Trump brings the savvy, super-amazing business acumen to "Trump TV" that he brought to Trump Vodka, Steaks and casinos.— GARGOYLE SIMONE (@GailSimone) October 17, 2016
Team Trump doesn't have a dime to stop Arizona from going blue, but they have all the time in the world to set up Trump TV, subscribers only— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 17, 2016
Trump TV will differ from the other networks because it’s impossible to turn off.— Jim Earl (@jimearl666) October 17, 2016
It shows you the kind of business acumen Trump has when he's launching #TrumpTV as millions are still cutting their cable subscriptions.— Lanipahorror (@Lanipator) October 17, 2016
Proposed design for Trump TV studio. pic.twitter.com/3RLFyWdTpY— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) October 17, 2016
#TrumpTV— Thrilling (@burdentruth) October 17, 2016
6PM: How To Buy A Wife
7PM: How To Fail at EVERYTHING
8PM: Sexual Enabler Hour w/Melania
9PM: How To Divorce A Fake Billionaire
#TrumpTV kids' shows:— Nasty Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) October 17, 2016
8am: Says Me Street
9am: Dora the Expatriate
10am: Mr Putin's Re-Zoned Neighborhood
11am: Scottie Nell Hughes' Clues
skyshale033: i asked my mom if she remembered trump tv and she said "of course. it kind of creeped me out how you'd tune the tv to static."— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) October 17, 2016
Trump voters: you have legitimate grievances. But you've bet on a con man who is the ARCHITECT OF YOUR PAIN. #TrumpTV is proof.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 17, 2016
#trumpTV is the surprise twist we all guessed during the opening scene.— Haunted Butt Stuff (@BeTheBoy) October 17, 2016