Much has been made of Fox News’ love-hate relationship with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, but Rupert Murdoch apparently has eyes for another.
Murdoch took to Twitter on Sunday to enlist a former big-city mayor to join the crowded GOP presidential fray.
With Trump becoming very serious candidate, it’s time for next billionaire candidate, Mike Bloomberg to step into ring. Greatest mayor.
– Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 24, 2015
He then then heaped praise on the former Mayor for cleaning up New York City.
Agree much about Bloomberg, nannystate, etc, but still a great philanthropic executive who, with Guiliani, made NY the greatest. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 24, 2015
But don’t print out your Bloomberg-Murdoch bumper stickers just yet: “I did not say I would vote for him! Just a friend I admire,” he concluded.
A Bloomberg presidential run has been rumored for years. At the moment, the billionaire is busy retaking the reins of his media company, which will reportedly lay off 100 staffers before Labor Day.