Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens, and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School. He took charge of his family's real-estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded its operations from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan.
The company built or renovated skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. Trump later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. He owned the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015, and produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television show, from 2003 to 2015. Forbes estimates his net worth to be $3.1 billion.
DirecTV plans to drop One America News Network, the channel known for its pro-Donald Trump coverage and commentary.The satellite provider, one of the largest distribution outlets, also plans to drop another channel, AWE, from OANN parent Herring Networks“We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires,” a DirecTV spokesperson confirmed on Friday.According to Bloomberg, which first reported the news, DirecTV’s contract with Herring Networks expires in early April.
DirecTV will continue to carry their programming through their existing agreement. DirecTV began carrying OAN in April, 2017.Trump has cited the channel as one of his favorites — an interview with him ran this week — and he singled it out in the aftermath of the presidential election.
The channel, which advanced his unfounded claims that the election was rigged, is facing defamation lawsuits from two election systems companies, Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems.A representative from Herring Networks did not immediately return a request for comment.In October, Reuters ran an investigative report on how AT&T, which spun off DirecTV last year but retains a 70% share in the company, nurtured OAN, and how the rightward channel drew the bulk of its revenue from the telecom’s platforms.Read more on deadline.com