“A Man from Florida”
The New York Post mocks Donald Trump
11/17/2022, 12:40 am
Ex-US President Donald Trump is known for many things, but not for a small ego. After the defeat in the midterm elections, a former companion declared him a nobody: Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper “New York Post” made fun of Trump’s renewed candidacy for the presidency.
The right-wing tabloid New York Post reacted with biting sarcasm to ex-US President Donald Trump’s renewed candidacy for the presidency. The paper, which is part of the Murdoch media empire, simply wrote “Florida man makes announcement” at the bottom of its front page on Wednesday – and referred its readers to page 26.
There it says in a short text full of irony: “Just 720 days before the next election, a retiree from Florida surprisingly announced on Tuesday evening that he was running for the presidency.” The “enthusiastic golfer Donald J. Trump” made the announcement “that no political expert saw coming” in Mar-a-Lago, “his resort and his library for secret documents”.
The “New York Post” alluded to the affair about secret documents that Trump took with him to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida after his time in the White House. The tabloid also notes that if Trump wins the 2024 election, he would be 78 years old, the age of incumbent Joe Biden, the oldest president in US history, when he took office. “His cholesterol levels are unknown, but his favorite food is grilled steak with ketchup.”
Break former allies?
Trump announced on Tuesday evening in Mar-a-Lago that he would run again in the 2024 presidential election and want to retake the White House. The announcement was expected. But it came at a time when the right-wing populist was politically stricken after the weak performance of his Republicans in last week’s midterm elections.
The media of the conservative billionaire Rupert Murdoch – in addition to the “New York Post” including the newspaper “Wall Street Journal” and the conservative news channel Fox News – had already clearly distanced themselves from Trump after the midterms and considered him a “loser” for the Republicans designated. You had reported very favorably about Trump in the past few years.
Observers did not miss the fact that Fox News repeatedly got out of the live broadcast of Trump’s more than one-hour speech on Tuesday evening and let his moderators have their say. Trump will have to prevail in the Republican primary for the 2024 presidential nomination. Although the 76-year-old is politically ailing, he is still extremely popular with the conservative electorate.