(Presidentialwire.com)- Rupert Murdoch, the creator of Fox News, owns both The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal, and he mercilessly criticized Donald Trump after several Republican candidates he supported in 2022 fell handily on election night.
The Post referred to the former president as “Trumpty Dumpty” in an embarrassing front-page editorial and parodied Trump as the original Humpty Dumpty from the nursery rhyme.
The more conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board was less than charitable, calling him the “Republican Party’s biggest loser” and criticizing his record.
“He has now flopped in 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022,” they wrote.
Since his improbable triumph in 2016 against the widely despised Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump hasn’t won another election. Due to his poor support rating, the GOP took a beating in the 2018 midterm elections. In 2020, Mr. Trump suffered a defeat. He interfered with Georgia’s 2021 runoff elections by accusing party officials of somehow failing to overturn his loss.
The Senate is now in Democratic hands as a result.
Mr. Trump famously stated, “We’re going to win so much, you’re going to become sick and tired of winning.” Perhaps Republicans are tired of losing by this point?
The propagandist information pipeline, which Murdoch’s media conglomerate once supported, has just turned against Trump. Angry editorials in Murdoch’s print media empire have blasted the former president for his refusal to look past 2020 and have backed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The Florida governor DeSantis was featured on the Post’s cover the day following the election. Murdoch’s NYPost wrote DeFUTURE.
Republican candidates who supported Donald Trump lost elections in blatantly contestable states. Trump had planned a “very major announcement” that was supposed to be in the wake of a GOP success story.
The highly anticipated “Red Wave” failed to materialize, spoiling the enthusiasm for his declaration to run again in 2024.
An unfounded theory is being touted that Trump played a crucial role in the GOP’s losses on election night.
That is like blaming the bettor for a horse’s loss. Anything can happen in a race. It’s far-fetched to think republicans hated the private citizen Trump so much they intentionally wanted the party to fail because he had a favored candidate.
That sounds like something the negative and vindictive and childish left would do.