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Rupert Murdoch Lets The World Know He’s Dumping Trump In The Most Humiliating Way

Fox News chairman and longtime Trump ally Rupert Murdoch has had enough of the Donald’s lawsuits, temper tantrums, and whining when it comes to the 2020 election, which the incumbent president clearly lost.

How fed up is Murdoch? So much so that he had his daily New York tabloid, The Post, publish a withering op-ed making it clear that it’s time for Donnie to bow out and admit the voters have rejected him.

The op-ed, which carries the title “Give it up, Mr. President — for your sake and the nation’s” wastes no time getting right to the point, and it’s one that’s certain to enrage the Donald:

“You had every right to investigate the election. But let’s be clear: Those efforts have found nothing. To take just two examples: Your campaign paid $3 million for a recount in two Wisconsin counties, and you lost by 87 more votes. Georgia did two recounts of the state, each time affirming Biden’s win. These ballots were counted by hand, which alone debunks the claims of a Venezuelan vote-manipulating Kraken conspiracy.

“Sidney Powell is a crazy person. Michael Flynn suggesting martial law is tantamount to treason. It is shameful.”

And that’s not all The Post’s editorial board had to say to Trump, which endorsed him in both 2016 and 2020:

“We understand, Mr. President, that you’re angry that you lost. But to continue down this road is ruinous. We offer this as a newspaper that endorsed you, that supported you: If you want to cement your influence, even set the stage for a future return, you must channel your fury into something more productive.”

The editorial ends with a painful reminder for Trump:

“If you insist on spending your final days in office threatening to burn it all down, that will be how you are remembered. Not as a revolutionary, but as the anarchist holding the match.”

While The Post should be applauded, their naivete is enormous. Because of course Trump will try to burn it all down and take as many others with him as he can. That’s what bullies do: They prove their own cowardice and try to take others with them when they hit rock bottom.

Good on Murdoch for laying out the facts and making it clear he will no longer back Trump. Too damn bad he didn’t come to this realization years ago.

 

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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