Rupert Murdoch told Jared Kushner there is "Nothing I can do" when Fox News called Arizona in favor of Biden during 2020 Election
A new Jared Kushner memoir gives insight into the conversation between him and Rupert Murdoch the night of the 2020 election...
During the 2020 Presidential Election, Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News, had to tell Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House advisor, that there are no changes he can make concerning the decision to call Arizona for Joe Biden that night.
Jared Kushner writes about the election night in an upcoming memoir. He said he called Murdoch shortly after Fox’s decision to call Arizona for Biden which was a move that shocked the Trump administration. Rupert Murdoch told Jared Kushner that he would look into it but shortly after called him back to say, “Sorry Jared, there is nothing I can do. The Fox News data authority says the numbers are ironclad — he says it won’t be close.”
Jared Kushner’s call to Rupert Murdoch has been widely reported after the election but the account of Jared Kushner gives more insight as to what was actually said. After Fox made the call, Trump’s Administration attacked the network’s decision. Specifically, Donald Trump criticized Arnon Mishkin, the Fox News Decision Desk Head by calling him a “[Hillary] Clinton-voting, Biden-donating Democrat.”
Since the situation, Arnon Mishkin and other Fox News staffers have since left the company.