Dear Commons Community,
The Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post blistered Donald Trump yesterday with a front page depiction of him as “Trumpty Dumpty” who had a great fall. It put the blame on the GOP’s less-than-stellar showing in the 2022 midterm elections squarely on the former president and his choice of candidates.
Analysis from Post columnist John Podhoretz declared the GOP’s “red trickle” in the elections was due to Trump’s “terrible candidates” who “dragged Republicans down.”
On Wednesday, the Post suggested Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was “DeFUTURE” of the GOP with this front page. DeSantis is widely tipped to run for president in 2024 and convincingly won reelection this week.
Another Rupert Murdoch owned newspaper, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board on Wednesday dubbed Trump “the Republican Party’s biggest loser.”
“Trumpy Republican candidates failed at the ballot box in states that were clearly winnable,” the board wrote. “Since his unlikely victory in 2016 against the widely disliked Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump has a perfect record of electoral defeat.”