Of all the observations to be derived from the first official GOP debate, hosted by Fox News, it is abundantly clear that ultra-billionaire Rupert Murdoch is determined for Trump to not become president again in 2024.
Murdoch, who apparently thinks he has the right to choose the next president, is clearly incensed that Trump saw right through him, subsequently refusing to participate in the first GOP debate.
And, why should he?
After all, Trump interviewed with Tucker Carlson on Twitter instead, scoring over 154 million views by the morning after the debate.
Bet that left the mega-billionaire Murdoch steaming angry.
Though Murdoch, who is obviously more intellectually equipped than the likes of Kamala Harris, likely anticipated for Trump to utterly trump his precious Fox News ratings.
Which is also likely why he gave the super cold shoulder to every single individual associated with Trump, including Trump’s own children.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Donald Trump, Jr. and his partner Kimberly Guilfoyle were actually blocked from entering Fox News’s media spin room.
“MAGA power couple Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle were blocked from entering the media spin room in Milwaukee after Wednesday night’s Fox News Republican primary debate …
Prior to the debate, Fox News Channel said that only presidential candidates participating in the debate would be allowed to bring surrogates into the spin room – meaning that team Trump was out of luck, with the ex-president snubbing the first GOP candidate showdown …
Fox later clarified to say that media outlets could provide access to individuals from campaigns not participating in the first Republican primary debate,” the Daily Mail detailed.
Oh, how about that.
What a convenient “clarification” after the fact. Though the truth is that the media channel, undoubtedly under the iron fist of Murdoch, cannot stand the thought of Trump becoming president again.
Needless to say, Murdoch’s petty revenge only validated Trump’s decision to not participate.
“I just felt it more appropriate not to do the debate … I don’t think it is right to do it. If you are leading by 50-60, in one poll I’m leading by 70 [percentage] points, I’m saying ‘why am I doing it?’” Trump remarked, noting that the network was working valiantly against him in 2016 as well.
Trump Jr. also remarked that Fox News is likely angry that the candidates they’ve chosen to prop up “while simultaneously trying to cut down Trump for the last two years didn’t perform as they had hoped.”
“So they can’t have someone who can maybe be a representative of my father,” he added.
Furthermore, Trump Jr. also noted the salience of his father’s decision to not participate.
“’Just so we understand what we’re dealing with here. It shouldn’t surprise any of us and it’s also why Trump was 100 percent right to not go to this debate,” Trump Jr. remarked crisply.
That’s absolutely correct.
“How un-American,” Guilfoyle chimed in.
Indeed, it is. But what else is to be expected from a mega-billionaire used to getting his way?
Author: Ofelia Thornton