President Barack Obama is thinking about starting a digital media company, according to a report from Mic citing anonymous sources.
Obama reportedly met privately with Mark Zuckerberg, media mogul and CEO of Facebook, to discuss the matter while attending an economic summit in Peru.
During his presidency, Obama has never shied away from the media or entertainment television, making frequent appearances on comedy and talk-show programs like The Ellen Show, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and Zach Galifianakis’s Between Two Ferns. He was the first sitting president to use social media and update his own Twitter account, and his administration has also worked to harness the influence of digital media stars like Tyler Oakley with frequent visits to help engage younger audiences in politics.
While it wouldn’t be surprising for Obama to take on a post-presidential career in new media, all we have is rumors – for now.
“While the president will remain actively engaged in inspiring young people and he is interested in the changing ways people consume information, he has no plans to get into the media business after he leaves office,” said White House communications director Jen Psaki in a statement.