(NYMag) -- In a particularly sad 2012 election subplot, Mitt Romney's effort to woo Rupert Murdoch resulted in the conservative mogul gradually registering his displeasure with the Republican nominee in a series of cryptic tweets. Apparently he'll continue the practice in 2016. Murdoch has already called Donald Trump "wrong" and "embarrassing" on Twitter, but on Sunday night he tried a more subtle attack: calling for his pal Michael Bloomberg to enter the race.
Murdoch started with mild praise for Trump, lest he add fuel to the dispute between Fox News and the GOP frontrunner:
With Trump becoming very serious candidate, it's time for next billionaire candidate, Mike Bloomberg to step into ring. Greatest mayor.