As most everyone who follows politics knows, in addition to owning Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and several other conservative media outlets, Rupert Murdoch – a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump and a fellow billionaire – owns the New York Post. It’s also well known that Murdoch uses the editorial page of the New York Post to send messages to Trump.
That’s why it came as a shock to Trump and his supporters that Murdoch used the New York Post to publish a blistering attack on President Trump in the Monday morning edition of the paper.
The editorial headlined “Give it up, Mr. President – for your sake and the nation’s” begins:
“Mr. President, it’s time to end this dark charade.
“We’re one week away from an enormously important moment for the next four years of our country.
“On Jan. 5, two runoff races in Georgia will determine which party will control the Senate — whether Joe Biden will have a rubber stamp or a much-needed check on his agenda.
“Unfortunately, you’re obsessed with the next day, Jan. 6, when Congress will, in a pro forma action, certify the Electoral College vote. You have tweeted that, as long as Republicans have “courage,” they can overturn the results and give you four more years in office.
“In other words, you’re cheering for an undemocratic coup.
“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.
“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.”
For the rest of the editorial, please go to the New York Post.
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