Donald Trump to Dine With Rupert Murdoch Post-Brexit
The GOP nominee will reportedly sit down with the media mogul for dinner on Saturday evening in Scotland.
Two days following the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and media mogul Rupert Murdoch will sit down for dinner.
Trump, who traveled to Scotland for the official reopening of a golf resort sporting his name, told a group of reporters during a tour of the green in Aberdeen that he and News Corp. owner Murdoch will dine together on Saturday night, CNN reported.
On Friday, Trump touched down in Scotland and told reporters shortly after exiting his helicopter that the historic referendum is a "great thing" and remarked that Brits had "taken back their country." Trump, who publicly backed Britain's exit from the EU, said, "[People are] angry over borders, they're angry over people coming into the country and taking over and nobody even knows who they are. They're angry about many, many things in the U.K., the U.S. and many other places. This will not be the last."
News of the meal comes as a surprise to many, as the 85-year-old Murdoch has previously been vocal in his criticism of the billionaire on social media during Trump's months-long race for the GOP nomination, referring to him as "thin-skinned" and calling out the former Apprentice host over his Mexican-immigrant commentary.
Murdoch also came to the defense of Megyn Kelly numerous times after Trump threw a series of public jabs at the Fox News reporter — referring to her as "overrated" and a "lightweight" — shortly after the Aug. 6, 2015, GOP debate. "Baier, Kelly, Wallace great job Thursday. Fine journalism, no more, no less. Friend Donald has to learn this is public life," Murdoch tweeted of Kelly moderating the debate to "friend" Trump.
In February, Murdoch publicly called out Trump's blame game, tweeting, "Trump blames me for WSJ poll, fights FoxNews. Time to calm down. If I running anti-Trump conspiracy then doing lousy job!"
Trump blames me for WSJ poll, fights FoxNews. Time to calm down. If I running anti-Trump conspiracy then doing lousy job!— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) Feb. 18, 2016