“Will no one rid us of this turbulent Trump?”  While there is no direct evidence that Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch has ever uttered this Shakespearean lament, his media empire appears to be tiring of former President Donald J. Trump.  On Friday, the president in exile, took to his social media platform, “Truth Social,” to attack GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.  Trump accused his nemesis of cooperating with big spending Democrats because McConnell “hates Donald J. Trump” or “is willing to take the Country [sic] down with him.”  Either way, Trump blasted: “He has a DEATH WISH.”

The editorial board of the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal clutched their pens to denounce the outburst as “ugly even by Mr. Trump’s standards.”  The genteel journos declared, “It’s all too easy to imagine some fanatic taking Mr. Trump seriously and literally, and attempting to kill Mr. McConnell.”  Meanwhile, the New York Post — News Corp’s id to its Journal ego — snarked, “The ex-prez is happy to serve as the Dems’ stooge, as long as it gets him the headlines he craves.”  The Post notes that Democrats have spent millions promoting the Trump show in order to distract midterm voters from their own lackluster performance.

The right wing punditocracy is ready to ditch the OG MAGA master and move on to sunshine kid, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.  On that, Trump and his critics agree.