Former President Donald Trump took aim at The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, describing it as a “mess” and claiming its influence is on the decline, particularly after recent critical opinion pieces about him were published.
In an early morning post on his Truth Social platform, Trump expressed dissatisfaction with the publication, stating, “The Globalist ‘paper’ sucks, its influence is badly waning, and the concept of MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN is not exactly music to their ears.” He recalled the publication’s resistance during his 2016 campaign but noted that Rupert Murdoch, then the chairman of Fox Corp and News Corp, congratulated him after his victory.
Trump asserted that Murdoch called him frequently after the 2016 win but struggled to hear what he wanted. Trump questioned Murdoch’s current support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, whom Trump credited with becoming governor due to his influence. He criticized Murdoch’s apparent preference for Nikki Haley, describing her as “even more disloyal.”
The former president predicted a “GLOBALIST DEFEAT” in 2024, positioning himself as a frontrunner and dismissing the Wall Street Journal’s influence. Trump concluded by asserting a significant lead in polls against Haley, DeSantis, and President Joe Biden, claiming the Radical Left Democrats want no part of the MAGA or TRUMP movement.
Trump’s social media post did not specify the particular Wall Street Journal opinion pieces or editorials that prompted his criticism. The publication recently featured an opinion piece discussing potential Republican candidates for the 2024 presidential race, including Haley and DeSantis. The article analyzed their strengths and weaknesses, with a focus on endorsements and polling data.
On another front, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board criticized Trump’s vow to stop Obamacare, highlighting the lack of a concrete plan from the former president. The editorial questioned the viability of Trump’s healthcare strategy and accused Democrats of distorting the issue.
Trump’s critique of the Wall Street Journal comes amid ongoing speculation about the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, with various potential candidates vying for support within the party.