With just days left in President Donald Trump’s one and only term in the White House, it’s not a stretch to assume that the world might be wondering what the successful, billionaire businessman will do post-presidency.
According to the Washington Times, Rush Limbaugh, a conservative radio talk show legend and host of one of the most successful radio shows in America’s history, put rumors to rest that after his presidency ends, Trump would consider hosting a daily show similar to his.
Limbaugh held nothing back as he explained exactly why he believes the daily radio talk show life is most certainly not for a man like Trump, given his spontaneity and desire to move around.
“It’s too big a restriction on freedom,” Limbaugh said. “Do you realize I have to be here every day at the exact time? Can’t be a second late, can’t be 30 minutes late. Can’t ever go to lunch. There’s no way. Donald Trump is not gonna hem his life in that way.”
The conservative radio icon went on to explain that the life of a daily radio show host means there’s no time for anything else and if one can’t commit every second to the program, any attempts at hosting a successful show will ultimately bomb.
“He’s not gonna do a daily show even if it was only for an hour. He isn’t gonna do it,” Limbaugh added. “There’s one day he’s gonna wake up, want to play golf. ‘Sorry. I’m not doing the thing.’ It would bomb because you’ve got to be there every day that you can.”
While the president may not be fit for his own show, that certainly doesn’t mean he won’t dip his toes in the media world. An Axios report from November suggested that Trump is at least considering the possibility of launching a rival news network to that of Fox News, which lost many of its loyal viewers in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
A Trump insider reportedly indicated that if Trump would go that route, it would probably end up a streaming service not unlike “Fox Nation,” in which Trump would charge subscribers a small monthly fee. Given Trump’s massive database of emails and mobile numbers for marketing, it’s not a stretch to presume that such an endeavor would be quite popular among his 74 million fans.