“Trumpty Dumpty” – probably as political epitaph as the title.
When The New York Post put it on the front page, it wasn’t just selling newspapers, it was making career ends.
And it’s not alone – searing assessment Donald Trump and his Mid 2022 A steady echo through the media owned by Rupert Murdoch.
Consider this opinion piece from Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal editorial board, titled “Trump is the GOP’s Biggest Loser.”
“Mr. Trump has achieved policy success as president, including tax cuts and deregulation, but he has led Republicans into one political fiasco after another.”
It speaks of a “perfect record of electoral defeat” and thinks: “Maybe now Republicans are tired of losing.”
It was a roaring criticism from an influential voice in Republican circles reflecting right-wing views that were a problem for Donald Trump overnight.
Fox News, often so loyal, is not so loyal now. Comments and opinions have been openly critical, and the former president’s broadcast talent on speed dial can’t be leaving anytime soon.
When big media realigns where its power lies, so does big money. It’s a numbers game for dispassionate Republican donors who won’t be impressed by their men’s stats.
Input: another person.
Ron DeSantisFlorida governor, elected this week with a massively increasing majority; he has long positioned himself to run for Republican leadership.
His post-midterm New York Post headline was “DeFuture.”
Of course, it’s still early days, but there are signs that Trump’s center of gravity is shifting — not just in the media.
Republican politicians and related players — content to hold their noses, hold on to their pearls and support Trump at a time when Trump seems destined to deliver — are openly discussing the brand’s toxicity.
Donald Trump’s “big announcement” is still scheduled for next Tuesday, when the world’s media will land on his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
The problem got bigger in the days leading up to the big announcement.