In a radio interview this morning, Donald Trump said he feels betrayed by the New York Daily News, which he said he “saved” but now gives him “nothing but bad articles.”
“I understand the Daily News. I saved the Daily News. When Mort Zuckerman and Fred Drasner came to me years ago and they had a huge problem, and I was able to help them save the Daily News, and that’s the treatment I get. That’s called very disloyal and I could get into it and probably will later on down the line when it’s important. But it’s not that important right now.
I actually thought the picture was not as bad as some other people. My wife didn’t like it very much.
But the truth is I helped — I saved the Daily News and I did them a huge favor by so doing. And what do I get? Nothing but bad articles in the Daily News. But hopefully over a period of time people will understand they won’t be reading it very much if they read it right now.
An email to a Daily News spokeswoman seeking comment was not immediately returned.
Update: DN spokeswoman Jennifer Mauer politely declined to comment.
Update: Reports Michael Calderone: