Republican primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE on Wednesday took shots at a pair of newspapers that have been highly critical of his presidential campaign.


On the heels of his overwhelming New Hampshire primary victory, Trump called the publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, which endorsed Chris Christie in the primary, a “bad guy.”

“You know, he’s just a bad publisher, the paper’s going down the tubes, as some papers are,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends.” “But his paper is failing badly. I don’t think it’s going to be around long. So I felt very good.”

The Union Leader and Trump sparred viciously ahead of the primary. The paper published multiple editorials critical of the real estate mogul, who in turn ripped its editorial board and publisher Joe McQuaid.

“You know, when I won, I sort of said, ‘Maybe I’ll mention him in my speech,’ but I decided not to do that, I wanted to keep it very high level,” Trump said Wednesday.

Trump also said the owner of The New York Daily News, which ran a cover on Wednesday proclaiming “Dawn of the Brain Dead” accompanied by a picture of Trump as a clown, has been after him for some time.

“The owner is a guy named Mort Zuckerman, who’s got a total inferiority complex, and he has for years,” he said. “He’s just one of these guys, you know, they do that.”

“He’s jealous as hell, because he would have loved to have done it himself,” he added.

“Look, it’s another paper that’s going down the tubes. They used my name, they do the clown thing — every week I’m on with a clown picture. Maybe it sells, maybe it doesn’t sell, but the paper is going bad, so what can I tell you?”