Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News Corporation speaks to a reporter during a gala launch party on April 26, 2010, in New York.

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch made the final decision for Fox News to call Arizona for Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential election, a move that infuriated Donald Trump, according to a report in Business Insider. 

Fox News denies the allegations in journalist Michael Wolff’s book.

“This never happened and is completely untrue,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement.

Wolff writes in his new book “Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency,” that Lachlan Murdoch, the CEO of Fox Corporation and Rupert’s son, was notified that the network’s election desk was prepared to call Arizona for Democratic candidate Biden shortly after 11 p.m. on election night – before any other network had made the call. 

According to an early copy of the book obtained by Insider, when Lachlan called his father on whether to make the early call, “his father, with signature grunt, assented,” and added an epithet. 

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