Donald Trump announced his re-election campaign during an event at Mar-a-Lago.
Not all of Trump’s usual allies were on board.
And what the Fox News boss just did to Donald Trump will blow your mind.
Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch also owns the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.
The Post is Donald Trump’s hometown paper and serves as one of the outlets whose coverage Trump uses to gauge the sentiment of his base.
But the day after Trump’s announcement Rupert Murdoch made it clear that if Trump plans to run for president again in 2024 and win, he will have to do so without the help of Murdoch’s media empire.
Murdoch buried Trump’s announcement in a tiny banner at the bottom of the front page of the Post with the mocking headline, “Florida Man Makes Announcement.”
The Post’s position is clear (see the footer at the bottom): pic.twitter.com/w7vMFYncji
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The Post printed a trollish write-up of Trump’s announcement on page 26 under a “staff” byline ridiculing Trump as a “retiree” and an “avid golfer” and not treating his re-election campaign kickoff with any serious coverage.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman appeared on CNN to discuss Murdoch’s break with Trump and said that while Trump is still the frontrunner for the GOP nomination he will not receive a free pass in the primary.
“There is nobody who knows better than Rupert Murdoch that the way to upset Donald Trump is not to say his name. And so it isn’t just that he is not the full front page, that he is the banner on the bottom,” Haberman began.
“It’s that he’s identified as Florida man and they’re not trumpeting him,” Haberman added.
Haberman stated that there were elements of the Republican establishment that wanted to see Trump gone because after the midterm elections they no longer thought Trump could win.
“There is a move away from Trump. I don’t want to overstate this. He is still the frontrunner. He is still the establishment. He is still a former president. But there are a number of people in the Republican Party who are going to start making clear that they think he is really bad for the party in ways that I think they couldn’t quite articulate the same way in, say, 2016 because he didn’t have a record. January 6 hadn’t happened. We haven’t seen all the election denialism of the last 20 months. And so I think all of that becomes a compelling factor,” Haberman concluded.
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