The New York Post, one of the most prominent outlets owned by conservative billionaire Rupert Murdoch, buried the news of former President Donald Trump’s White House bid on page 26.
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump said Tuesday night at Mar-a-Lago, months after it was raided by the FBI.
Trump, whose candidates roundly suffered defeats in the midterms, said the GOP cannot afford to nominate a “politician or conventional candidate.”
“This will not be my campaign, this will be our campaign all together,” Trump said.
Trump also formally filed paperwork establishing his candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.
The New York Post buried the headline on the bottom of its frontpage, saying only, “Florida man makes announcement.”
"With just 720 days to go before the next election, a Florida retiree made the surprise announcement Tuesday night that he was running for president," the article read. "In a move no political pundit saw coming, avid golfer Donald J. Trump kicked things off at Mar-a-Lago, his resort and classified-documents library."
"He has stated that his qualifications for office include being a 'stable genius,'" it said. "Trump also served as the 45th president."
Murdoch cuts bait:
The headline comes as Murdoch’s outlets, including Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, are increasingly critical of Trump while boosting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Fox News on Tuesday cut away from Trump’s speech and pundits have been increasingly critical.
A scathing Wall Street Journal editorial after the midterms declared Trump the GOP’s “biggest loser.”