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Fox News founder Murdoch predicts 'landslide victory' for Biden

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch

Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch has predicted that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will defeat President Donald Trump “in a landslide” in the November 3 elections.

The conservative media mogul has grown increasingly frustrated with President Trump, particularly in regards to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 220,000 people in the US, reported The Daily Beast.

"After all that has gone on, people are ready for Sleepy Joe," Murdoch is quoted as having told an associate.

“The president is his own worst enemy," he told his associates, adding that, "He's creating a never-ending crisis for his administration."

Murdoch, the network’s founder and co-chairman, had maintained close contacts with Trump, but the two have not spoken in weeks reportedly because Murdoch is tired of the president’s complaints about negative coverage on his favorite news channel.

Murdoch, 89, is “semi-retired” from daily operations of his media empire, which the magnate has handed off to his eldest son Lachlan Murdoch.

Murdoch's wife purportedly donated $500 to the Biden campaign and James, his youngest son gave $1.2 million to the Biden Victory Fund in June.

James also publicly condemned the Trump administration, which he told The New York Times, "seems characterized by callousness and a level of cruelty that I think is really dangerous."

“It's not a coincidence that the number of hate crimes in this country are rising over the last three years for the first time in a long time," he told the daily.

With less than three weeks until Election Day, polls show that Biden has maintained a double-digit lead over President Trump.

The former Democratic vice president leads the Republican incumbent 54 percent to 43 percent among likely voters, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

It is the highest level of support Biden has achieved since the poll began the head-to-head matchup in February.

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