As primetime Fox News hosts such as Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham shill for the reelection of President Donald Trump on a nightly basis, Rupert Murdoch, the head of the conservative news network is warning that Trump’s days in office are numbered and that he fully expects Joe Biden will win the 2020 election by a landslide, The Daily Beast reports:
“President Trump’s influential supporter Rupert Murdoch is telling close associates he believes Joe Biden will win the election in a landslide.
“The Australian-born billionaire is disgusted by Trump’s handling of COVID-19, remarking that the president is his own worst enemy, that he is not listening to advice about how best to handle the pandemic, and that he’s creating a never-ending crisis for his administration, according to three people who have spoken with Murdoch.”
The report comes a day after Murdoch’s New York tabloid, the Post, featured a front-page story about secret emails allegedly obtained from a computer once owned by the former vice president:
“The supposed ‘smoking gun’ emails purported to show that Hunter Biden had introduced his father to a Ukrainian businessman when he was vice president, though the Post relied on unverified documents given to them by Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. (Biden’s team denies that such a meeting took place.)”
A few hours after the New York Post published their article, The Washington Post completely debunked the accusations, noting:
“As Giuliani has sought to locate information about Hunter Biden and Ukraine, he has regularly interacted with a Ukrainian lawmaker who was recently sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department as being an ‘active Russian agent for over a decade’ and was engaged in an influence operation to affect the 2020 election. Those interactions have given rise to fears that the emails could be part of a broader disinformation campaign.”
In other words, Giuliani is actively promoting false information directly from Russia and sources with connections to the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia is known to have interfered in the 2016 election and is current under U.S. sanctions for those illegal actions, which some U.S. lawmakers have called an act of war.
Murdoch reportedly believes that Trump has badly mishandled the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic which has so far claimed the lives of more than 216,000 Americans since it first arrived in the United States from Europe earlier this year:
“He is now firmly of the mindset that the next president will be Biden, telling one associate, ‘after all that has gone on, people are ready for Sleepy Joe.'”
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