Rupert Murdoch: There's No "Anti-Trump Conspiracy"
The real-estate mogul and presidential candidate has stated numerous times that he is treated unfairly by the media and often Fox News.
Rupert Murdoch said there's no "anti-Trump conspiracy" aimed at the real-estate mogul, the current Republican frontrunner.
Murdoch —the founder of News Corp., chairman of 21st Century Fox and a frequently opinionated Twitter user — responded Thursday to the presidential candidate's criticisms. Trump had called the recent Wall Street Journal national poll with him in second place behind Sen. Ted Cruz a "hit."
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) February 18, 2016
Since announcing his White House bid, Trump has stated numerous times that he is treated unfairly by the media and often Fox News.
That feud reached a boiling point last month when Trump skipped the second Fox News GOP presidential primary debate, instead hosting a fundraiser for wounded veterans.
Some experts contended after the fact that Trump's choice may have hurt him during the Iowa caucus, the first election of the season, in which he came in second to Cruz. Trump has already said he will participate in the next Fox News debate in March.
In December, Murdoch also called Trump "thin skinned" after his combative performance, especially with Jeb Bush, during the fifth primary debate in Las Vegas.