Donald Trump Jr. signed a seven-figure podcast deal with a free-speech forward YouTube alternative Rumble.
The same day, singer Jason Aldean was trolled when a photo of former President Donald Trump kissing his wife Brittany on the forehead went viral.
According to Axios, Trump Jr. landed a multiyear deal with the conservative favored streaming platform to exclusively host a podcast called “Triggered with Don Jr.”
The podcast’s name is a throwback to Trump Jr.’s bestselling book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” which took on Big Tech, lashed out at Democrats, and trashed political censorship in 2019.
Trump Jr. has has a large following on Rumble, gaining more than a million subscribers since he joined the Toronto-based company in the beginning of 2021.
“While other Big Tech companies are focused on censoring dissent, Rumble is building a platform that welcomes it, which is why so many content creators — all over the political spectrum — are now joining them,” he said about the platform.
Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski believes that Don Jr.’s show, which will begin airing twice weekly on Jan. 23, is going to be a slam dunk for the company and its 71 million active monthly users.
“Due to the live nature of Don’s podcast and others like it on our platform, I view our podcasts as something that won’t just compete with other podcasting networks, but will also compete with traditional linear television in the longterm,” he remarked.
Meanwhile, the former president made headlines on Tuesday, after California GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy failed to secure his bid for the Speaker of the House by three votes.
McCarthy’s loss was the first time in a century that that the speakership has ended in a stalemate, when he only received 203 of the 218 votes to secure the position.
Ironically, the same situation happened exactly 100 years ago, to Frederick Gillett (R-Mass.) in 1923, who required nine ballots to get voted in.
However, the all-time record holder is Nathaniel Banks (D-Mass.), who became the 21st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives after two grueling months and 133 ballots.
Trump was asked by NBC News where he stands on endorsing McCarthy, and vaguely answered, “We’ll see what happens,” after the day’s session ended.
“I got everybody calling me wanting my support,” he told the network.
“But let’s see what happens and we’ll go — I got everybody calling, wanting my support.”
“That’s all I can say. But we’ll see what happens. We’ll see how it all works out.”
On Tuesday night, McCarthy insisted that Trump want’s him to remain in the race, and that he does in fact have his backing.
“Trump has already reiterated his support; I talked to him tonight,” he said to journalists at the Capitol.
Country singer Jason Aldean, 45, is suffering on social media, after his wife Brittany, 34, shared a photo of the 45th president kissing her on the forehead in an Instagram post.
“A fairy-tale ending to 2022,” she captioned a slideshow of snaps from the New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago.
In the photo in question, the “Dirt Road Anthem” singer looked stunned as he witnessed Trump smooch his wife during the bash.
He was mercilessly roasted on the internet over the picture and his wife’s display of cleavage at the event.
“Trump got a good long look down your wife’s chest when he kissed her,” someone tweeted.
“He is really looking down her cleavage! Lost all respect for Jason Aldean when he left his wife for Brittany,” a Twitter user added.
“This just reaffirms whey I won’t buy his music!!”
“In case you missed Jason Aldean playing the c–k while a p—y grabber paws his wife,” wrote another.
“Remember when Jason Aldean still had his manhood. That’s gone,” one person posted.
In reality, Aldean clearly had no issue with the smooch, as he posted an Instagram video of himself getting golf tips from the former president at Mar-a-Lago the following day.