Donald Trump has flipped the power relationship with Rupert Murdoch


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Rupert was more forthcoming. Trump was getting “even more thin-skinned,” he tweeted, adding that “friend Donald has to learn that this is public life”. A few months later, in February 2016, Trump accused Fox of not wanting him to win and Murdoch of rigging a survey of voters. “Time to calm down,” tweeted Murdoch, adding that if he was running an anti-Trump conspiracy then he was doing a lousy job. Despite his complaints, Trump was receiving much more coverage than other Republican candidates on Fox News. He and Ailes were in close touch throughout the primaries, and the network fell...