Donald Trump will not get his son-in-law's newspaper endorsement

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign event in Pensecola, Florida U.S. November 2, 2016. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

The New York Observer, owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, has decided not to endorse any presidential candidate ahead of the US Election Day. 

“Observer is not going to make an endorsement in the general,” the New York Observer editor-in-chief Ken Kurson confirmed to The Huffington Post.

The New York Observer endorsed Trump during the Republican primary, along with three publications including the New York Post, the Santa Barbara News-Press and The National Enquirer. 

Trump has only received eight endorsements from the editorial boards. The eight newspapers include Santa Barbara News-Press, St. Joseph News-Press, Waxahachie Daily Light, The Times-Gazette, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Antelope Valley Press, The News-Sentinel and the Daily Reflector.

"Mr. Trump represents neither the danger his critics claim nor the magic elixir many of his supporters crave. But he promises to be a source of disruption and discomfort to the privileged, back-scratching political elites for whom the nation’s strength and solvency have become subservient to power's pursuit and preservation," according to the editorial post of Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Business Insider notes that Hillary Clinton has already received the support of more than 200 newspapers.

Last month, the Financial Times reported that Kushner contacted the founder and chief executive of LionTree, Aryeh Bourkoff, about the prospect to launch a television network in the event of Trump's election defeat to Clinton. Kushner and Bourkoff declined to comment on the report.

Trump denied the talks about the plan to start a media company. "No, never did. I want to win the presidency, and I want to make America great again. It’s very simple. I have no interest in a media company. False rumor,” Trump told The Washington Post.

Kushner married Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump in a Jewish ceremony on Oct. 25, 2009.