The once-favorite newspaper of Donald Trump has tried to bury the story of the former President seeking reelection by dismissing him and calling him “Florida man”. The New York Posts Wednesday morning edition seemed to consider Trump’s announcement that he would be running for President, made the previous night, as fairly disinteresting since they opted to feature it on page 26. The banner at the bottom of the front page in fact read “Florida Man Makes Announcement.”
The Post, which had supported Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, has recently been turning its attention to the 2024 presidential race and the GOP’s new upcoming starts. This reflects the current sentiment of many conservatives who blame the former President for the results of the midterm elections. That same newspaper the morning after the midterm election had Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on the cover with a headline containing “DeFuture”. This was seen by many as a jab at Trump’s previous comment about DeSantis.
In a statement released only a day later, Trump had called DeSantis “an average Republican Governor with great Public Relations”. He had also added that NewsCorp, which is Fox, the Wall Street Journal, and the no longer great New York Post” are all in favor of “Ron DeSanctimonious.”
Trump has had strong relations with the Post’s owner Rupert Murdoch since 1976. However, ever since leaving office, the paper has become increasingly more critical of him and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.