Trump Says Other Billionaires Have ‘Been Bad To Me’

Donald Trump made it clear in a recent interview that he does not get along with two fellow billionaires, Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“Murdoch's been very bad to me,” the Republican presidential candidate told New York Magazine. “Bloomberg’s been quite bad to me. I thought he was a friend of mine; he's no friend of mine. He was nasty.”

Newsmax pointed out that Trump has been at odds with Fox News on several occasions since announcing his White House bid last year. He and Roger Ailes, the former Reagan administration official who runs the network, have argued about campaign coverage. Trump boycotted some Fox-sponsored debates because of his opposition to the network’s Megyn Kelly, a news anchor and moderator who has challenged the real-estate mogul for his attitudes about women and other issues.

New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman wrote: “In 2014, I published a biography of Ailes, which upset the famously paranoid executive. Several months before it landed in stores, Ailes fired his longtime PR adviser Brian Lewis, accusing him of being a source. Lewis hired high-powered lawyer Judd Burstein and claimed he had ‘bombs’ that would destroy Ailes and Fox News. That’s when Trump got involved."

Trump told the reporter: “When (Ailes) was having problems, he didn’t call 97 people; he called me. Roger had lawyers, very expensive lawyers, and they couldn’t do anything. I solved the problem.” Fox News gave millions of dollars to Lewis to make him “go away quietly,” according to Sherman.

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