Accrdoing to a iNews reported David Parsley, Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch had a private conversation with Donald Trump earlier this week where he told the president that he had lost the election.
According to Parsley, Trump was having none of it.
“Privately, Mr Murdoch – formerly a friend and supporter of the President – is dismayed by Mr Trump’s inappropriate conduct since the polls closed,” Parsley writes. “The 89-year-old’s backing for the President has been scaled back substantially in recent months as concerns grew about Mr Trump’s erratic performance and handling of Covid-19.”
It was also reported that Murdoch called Mitch McConnell on Wednesday and urged him not to go along with Trump’s conspiracy theories about election fraud.
McConnell apparently agreed, as evidenced by his Thursday morning comments where he said, “Claiming you’ve won the election is different from finishing the counting.”
“Other senior Republicans began to publicly question Mr Trump’s behaviour in the aftermath of the vote,” Parsley writes. “Such phone calls from Mr Murdoch and his team may help to explain why the President has struggled to find many prominent Republicans to publicly endorse his wild claims – alongside the lack of any evidence of fraud, of course.”