- Trump complained on Truth Social about The New York Post and its editorial board.
- He said it was once his "favorite newspaper" but was now too "afraid of being sued."
- In July, Trump also lashed out at "Fox & Friends" for not lauding his poll numbers.
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday bemoaned how the New York Post was, in his view, defending his political foe, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell.
Trump lashed out at the media outlet in a series of Truth Social posts, writing that it was once his "favorite newspaper."
"If anything, The New York Post Editorial Board (whatever happened to them?) should be talking about the brand new revelation of the fired Trump hating 'Special Agent' In Charge of the horrendous, and unnecessary, Mar-a-Lago Break-In," Trump wrote.
"Sadly, the Media in our Country is so afraid of being sued that they never want to mention anything having to do with the corrupt Election of 2020!" he continued.
Trump appeared to be incensed over an opinion piece from the Post titled "Republicans are lucky to have Mitch McConnell: Trump's gripes are beyond ridiculous." The article referred to Trump's baseless voter fraud claims as "'stolen election' lunacy" while lauding McConnell — who was the Senate majority leader during Trump's presidency — for being "crucial" to the former president's successes while in office.
"Trump's just peeved that McConnell refused from the start to endorse his "I really won" nonsense — another stand that proves Mitch is exactly the leader Senate Republicans need," the Post's editorial board wrote.
Trump made several dozen other Truth Social posts on Tuesday, in which he launched into tirades about his political enemies like President Joe Biden, raged about the 2020 presidential election, and re-tweeted QAnon-linked messages, among other things.
The Post isn't the first media outlet to have attracted Trump's ire. In July, Trump lashed out at the "Fox & Friends" talk show after one of its hosts questioned his poll numbers and said the show had "gone to the dark side."
Meanwhile, there have been rumblings that media mogul Rupert Murdoch's empire might be turning on the former president.
The Post slammed Trump in a scorching editorial in July, calling him "unworthy to be this country's chief executive again." Additionally, the Wall Street Journal — another Murdoch-owned publication — called Trump "The President Who Stood Still on Jan. 6" while praising former Vice President Mike Pence.
Earlier this month, Fox News host Eric Shawn asked aloud during a live broadcast if Trump could have tried to "sell or share" classified information with Russia or Saudi Arabia.
As for McConnell, the senator and Trump have had a bitter history.
In February 2021, McConnell rebuked Trump for his "disgraceful dereliction of duty" during the Capitol riot. "There is no question — none — that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day," McConnell said in a speech before the Senate.
Since then, Trump has repeatedly torn into McConnell. For instance, in November, Trump called McConnell and other lawmakers who supported President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill RINOs — short for "Republicans in Name Only."
Trump has also labeled McConnell an "Old Crow" on several occasions and accused the latter of "jeopardizing" other Republican senators' reelection chances.
Earlier this month, Trump also called McConnell's wife, former Transport Secretary Elaine Chao, "crazy" and "coco" in several Truth Social posts.