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He’s going to ‘crash and burn’: Rupert Murdoch has written off Trump’s chances for November

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On Thursday, in an article describing the longtime secret romantic relationship between Fox News personalities Sean Hannity and Ainsley Earhardt, Vanity Fair reported that international right-wing media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has reportedly resigned himself to President Donald Trump losing re-election in November.

“As Donald Trump’s poll numbers slide, Hannity’s and Earhardt’s loyalty is increasingly valuable, especially since, at the corporate level, confidence in Trump is waning,” reported Gabriel Sherman. “Two sources said Rupert Murdoch has recently told people that he believes Trump is going to lose in November. ‘Rupert thinks Trump is going to crash and burn. It’s a clear-eyed assessment, just based on just looking at the news,’ said a person who has spoken with Murdoch about the election.”

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Murdoch, a billionaire who has invested heavily in building and acquiring right-wing media outlets in multiple countries, was initially opposed to Trump’s candidacy but came around to supporting him during the 2016 election. For the most part, his network has since covered the Trump presidency favorably, although there have been specific Fox anchors who consistently called out the president, enraging Trump.

In recent months, the president has publicly signaled he no longer believes Fox News is sufficiently loyal to him, instead favoring upstart far-right cable network OANN.


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Here is how the 99% can force the 1% to defeat COVID-19

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The government's response to the pandemic has further enriched the wealthy, while everyday people, especially Black and Brown workers, face sickness, death, and destitution. Government handouts to the rich are unsurprising, since they repeat the century-old pattern of "rescue packages", but another pattern is more perplexing: why have business leaders not stepped up to demand a robust public health response, which would ultimately be in their own self-interest? The titans of industry have mostly stood by in the face of Trump's criminal negligence, which has devastated much of the 99% but also endangers the wealthy.

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Trump Organization planning ‘high-end’ retirement community — with 225 properties — on foreign soil: report

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The Trump Organization is planning a massive real estate development, according to a new report by Martyn McLaughlin in The Scotsman.

"In what would be one of the most ambitious and expensive foreign projects undertaken by Donald Trump’s family business since he assumed the presidency, his company has commissioned a detailed masterplan to develop as many as 225 properties, as well as leisure facilities and shops, on an expanse of rolling farmland adjacent to Turnberry’s lauded Ailsa course, a four-time host of golf’s Open Championship," the Scottish newspaper reported.

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WATCH: Video shows how Trump makes his caddie hang on to the back of the golf cart

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Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and economic catastrophe, the leader of the free world spent the weekend golfing at his private, for-profit golf course in Virginia.

For the second day in a row, Donald Trump's presidential motorcade traveled to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

"Today marks the president’s 86th day trip to Sterling," reported HuffPost correspondent S.V. Dáte, who was the White House pool reporter for print covering the day's events.

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