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Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: Ted King
Date: June 12, 2022 11:45AM
This seems like it could be significant - from Murdoch's New York Post editorial board:

[nypost.com]

Though littered with the usual anti-Democratic Party invectives, it pretty much says "time to move on from Trump":

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...Donald Trump, the King Lear of Mar-a-Lago, decided to tweet — er, Truth — yet another statement confirming that he refuses to accept reality. “January 6th was not simply a protest,” he wrote, “it represented the greatest movement in the history of our Country to Make America Great Again.”

It wasn’t, of course. It was a national shame. One that neither Democrats nor Trump can stop obsessing over. It’s time for Republicans to move on.
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But Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego. He can’t admit his tweeting and narcissism turned off millions. He won’t stop insisting that 2020 was “stolen” even though he’s offered no proof that it’s true.

Respected officials like former Attorney General Bill Barr call his rants “nonsense.” This isn’t just about Liz Cheney. Mitch McConnell, Betsy DeVos, Mark Meadows — they all knew Trump was delusional. His own daughter and son-in-law testified it was bull.

Trump’s response? He insults Barr, and dismisses Ivanka as “checked out.” He clings to more fantastical theories, such as Dinesh D’Souza’s debunked “2,000 Mules,” even as recounts in Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin confirm Trump lost.

Meanwhile, reports that Trump was pleased that the Jan. 6 crowd chanted for Vice President Mike Pence to be hanged — a truly reprehensible sentiment — makes him unworthy for the office. Trump can’t look past 2020. Let him remain there.

Look forward! The 2024 field is rich. You have Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley … the list goes on. All candidates who embrace conservative policies without the preoccupations of the Don.

Consider: Even if Trump, at 78, managed to win the presidency in 2024, who would work for him, now that he’s betrayed every competent person on his former staff?
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Unsubscribe from Trump’s daily emails begging for money. Then pick your favorite from a new crop of conservatives. Look to 2022, and 2024, and a new era. Let’s make America sane again.

Will Murdoch's Fox News follow suit? If so, that would definitely be significant. Probably won't happen for at least a while, though.



e pluribus unum



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/12/2022 12:11PM by Ted King.
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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 12, 2022 11:53AM
I'm waiting for "prisoner of Riker's Island".
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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: hal
Date: June 12, 2022 12:30PM
"Unsubscribe from Trump’s daily emails begging for money..."

yeah, like that will stop them...
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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: steve...
Date: June 12, 2022 12:56PM
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Even if Trump, at 78, managed to win the presidency in 2024, who would work for him, now that he’s betrayed every competent person on his former staff?

No one with an ounce of integrity.





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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 12, 2022 01:02PM
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steve...
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Even if Trump, at 78, managed to win the presidency in 2024, who would work for him, now that he’s betrayed every competent person on his former staff?

No one with an ounce of integrity.


You mean just like last time?



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.” -- François de La Rochefoucauld

"Those who cannot accept the past are condemned to revise it." -- Geo. Mathias
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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: June 12, 2022 01:40PM
Would he pass the mental evaluation of a physical?
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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 12, 2022 01:55PM
The Murdock's left that ship a while back and now they've made it public. Trump's not going to hold office again but will continue to be a disruptive force for a while. Indicting or arresting him might actually help him fight the slow inevitable decline.
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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 12, 2022 03:30PM
They need to coalesce around their new deity, and it's sure as shiiit going to be DeSantis.
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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: hal
Date: June 12, 2022 04:21PM
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mrbigstuff
They need to coalesce around their new deity, and it's sure as shiiit going to be DeSantis.

Not if Cruz has anything to say about it... not that anyone would listen...
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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 12, 2022 07:22PM
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hal
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mrbigstuff
They need to coalesce around their new deity, and it's sure as shiiit going to be DeSantis.

Not if Cruz has anything to say about it... not that anyone would listen...

Except that everyone hates Cruz. DeSantis is a much bigger star at this point in the wing-o-sphere.
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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: hal
Date: June 12, 2022 08:31PM
I guess it wasn't a very good joke if I have to explain it...
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Re: Murdoch's New York Post: "Trump has become a prisoner of his own ego"
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 13, 2022 08:36AM
That editorial is not helpful. No corner has been turned at all.

Moving on without accountability means the next coup could succeed. Gosh, they’re tired of the carnival barker? What a shame. Pick a new one and “move on?”

They remain well positioned to continue complaining about Democrats acting in a partisan manner, when fighting for democracy is the new “political correctness” or “woke.” They’ve learned nothing because doing so exposes hypocrisy, corruption, ideological grandstanding and overall worthlessness.

Don’t get me started.
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