Former President Donald Trump bizarrely suggested on Friday that CNN’s longtime adversary would move to conservative coverage and put him in the spotlight to save the struggling cable network.
“If CNN were smart, they would open up a Conservative network, put only me on board, and be the most successful network in history,” Trump told his struggling social media platform Truth Social on Friday. wrote.
“Fox was successful because of me, Twitter was successful because of me, even Facebook lost about $90 billion since I was fired and is now in shambles. This is the business of the past. It was considered one of the biggest mistakes in two years,” Trump added.
Trump made his bizarre claims while facing mounting criticism from conservatives who accused him of thwarting the red wave in the midterm elections.
Many of Trump’s handpicked candidates, including far-right nationalist Doug Mastriano and Dr. Mehmet Oz, lost the race, with top Republicans urging Trump not to run for president in 2024.
Trump’s rant against a conservative shift on CNN comes as the network’s new president, Chris Licht, tries to push it from left-leaning commentary to nonpartisan reporting.
The Washington Post reached out to CNN for comment.
The twice-impeached Republican also took aim at the Washington Post with a recent cover story headlined “Trumpty Dumpty.” The article detailed how “Toxic Trump” derailed the Republican cause in the midterm elections and failed on his promise to build a wall on the southern border. .
“The New York Post wrote an article about the wall today, but my progress on the wall is a tribute to the news agency that failed to fund me, along with Broken Old Crow’s Mitch McConnell. It was slowed down by Coe director Paul Ryan,” Trump said.
“Anyway, after two and a half years of litigation, we got them through another source and finished the wall and some additions. This could have been done in three weeks, but no, Biden. The administration foolishly wanted open borders,” Trump added.
Trump is making a “special announcement” next week when he plans to announce his plans to run for president in 2024. That’s despite growing calls among Republican voters that Trump shouldn’t run again.
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan called Trump “our ticket drug” earlier this week, despite what was expected to be a windfall gain for the Republican Party, and said he had “been politically troubled.” said.
Meanwhile, Trump has called Florida Governor Ron DeSantis “average” and warned against him, and blasted potential Republican rivals such as Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. I am doing