US President Donald Trump yelled in a telephone conversation at his supporter, 89-year-old media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, after his Fox News announced the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election in Arizona. It is reported by Vanity Fair.
It is noted that Trump called Murdoch after publishing the Arizona results on Fox News. The president allowed himself to scream, demanding to publish a refutation of Biden's victory in this state. Murdoch refused to comply and the data remained on the site.
Some media outlets analyzing the preliminary results point to Arizona as already “gone” to Biden, although in this state Trump still has a chance of winning. At the moment, according to CNN, in Arizona, Biden has 50.7 percent of the vote, Trump has 47.9 percent. At the same time, only 84 percent of the votes were counted in the state. The region gives the candidate 11 electors at once. Without him, a Democrat has 253 votes, while Trump has 214.
In October, it was reported that Murdoch predicted the incumbent president's election defeat. He allegedly told his entourage that he believed in the unconditional victory of the Democratic candidate Joe Biden. The media mogul is allegedly disgusted with Trump's actions during the coronavirus epidemic and believes that the president is his own enemy in this matter, since he does not listen to advice.
In the United States, the counting of votes for candidates for the presidency of the country continues. The current head of state, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, who served as vice president under Barack Obama, are fighting for the top post. In many states, the difference between presidential contenders is tenths of a percent. Despite the fact that the final results of the presidential election are not yet, Trump has already congratulated his voters on the victory. Biden's headquarters also expressed confidence in victory.