'Florida Man' Trump's Cozy Media Ties Are Abandoning Him - What That May Mean

Zinger Key Points
  • Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post's relationship with Donald Trump has soured.
  • Trump took to Truth Social to call for the reinstatement of the New York Post's former editor-in-chief, Col Allan.

The 2024 campaign declaration made by Donald Trump was pushed to the bottom of the front page of the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post last Wednesday, indicating the once-strong relationship between Trump and the Post is toast.

What Happened: The formerly pro-Trump newspaper omitted the former president's name entirely from the cover. The headline simply read, "Florida Man Makes Announcement."

Trump did not fare much better in the story, which was buried deep inside the newspaper.

Several jabs at the former president were made in the article on page 26, which referred to his Mar-a-Lago house as "his resort and classified-documents library," and claimed that he was "famous for gold-plated lobbies and for firing people on reality television."

Read also: New Book Shows Donald Trump Treated White House Like Movie Or TV Gig: 'Before I Did The Presidency'

Since the GOP's dismal performance in the 2022 midterm elections, with some conservatives attributing the performance to Trump, The Post and Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal appear to have adopted an anti-Trump tone.

Why It Matters: Murdoch, who owns The Post and Fox News FOXA, among other media outlets, had severed his ties to the former GOP leader after years of backing him.

According to reports, Murdoch declared he was prepared to move on from Trump and believed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to be the Republican Party's future leader.

On his Truth Social website, which is going public via SPAC Digital World Acquisition Corp DWAC, Trump voiced his opinion, calling out "the no longer great New York Post."

After learning that the Post's current editor-in-chief has been involved with Trump-related assignments to ensure the tone is appropriate, the former president said, "Bring back Col!," a reference to Col Allan, the Post's former editor-in-chief.

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Photo: Created with images from Gage Skidmore on flickr.

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