Moonves Opens Up About Trump and the Presidential Race: ‘It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS’

Mar 1, 2016  •  Post A Comment

CBS Executive Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves offered some pointed comments about Donald Trump and the presidential race during an appearance Monday at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moonves sees a big upside for his network.

“I’ve never seen anything like this, and this going to be a very good year for us,” Moonves said. “Sorry. It’s a terrible thing to say. But, bring it on, Donald. Keep going.”

Moonves added that the current presidential race “may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS.” Noting that “there’s a lot of money in the marketplace,” he commented: “The money’s rolling in and this is fun.”

THR adds: “Beyond politics, Moonves said ad sales in general are strong because there’s not a lot of places beyond ‘The Big Bang Theory’ where advertisers can reach 20 million people all at once.”


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