Critics who are blaming Donald Trump for Republican losses in the midterm elections are because the “Rupert Murdoch empire” belongs to the “Democrat-controlled press,” Newsmax host Chris Salcedo claims.
“They are saying it was Trump’s fault for killing the red wave,” “The Chris Salcedo Show” host said on Friday morning.
Conservative billionaire Murdoch’s portfolio consists of Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post, among several other news media properties. The Wall Street Journal pointed out that “Trump acolytes” were nominated in place of better candidates, while the New York Post concurred that Republicans must revise their strategy following “the red trickle.” Even Alyssa Farah Griffin, Trump’s former White House communications director, branded Trump “the single biggest loser” of the midterms on both “The View” and during a CNN appearance.
Salcedo attempted to course-correct by arguing that these outlets’ “narrative doesn’t fit the numbers.”
“Well, it may be a surprise to a lot of folks out there, but their narrative doesn’t fit the numbers of Trump’s 25 Senate endorsements so far: 17 wins, four losses and four awaiting results,” Salcedo said, failing to mention the dozen-plus Trump-endorsed candidates who are being defeated by other Republicans.
He continued, “This narrative by the Murdoch empire and the rest of the Democrat-controlled press will have, will have the net effect, in my opinion, of putting Democrats in power for decades.”
Currently, Democrats hold a razor-thin majority over Republicans in the Senate, with a net gain of one seat from Tuesday’s elections. Nevada’s race has not yet been called, while Georgia’s race is headed to a runoff on Dec. 6. In the House of Representatives, the GOP has 220 seats to the Democrats’ 215. Although 218 seats are needed by either party for a majority, there are more than a dozen districts that have not finished counting ballots, meaning it’s still up in the air who will when the House.
You can watch the Newsmax clip above.