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Ruddy: Ailes ‘Loved America,’ Helped Trump

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Newsmax founder and CEO Chris Ruddy lauded Roger Ailes for not just changing the face of cable and television news, but also for impacting America’s “political transformation.”

In an interview with Newsmax TV‘s “America Talks Live” host Miranda Khan, Ruddy recounted a personal relationship with Ailes that spanned two decades. The former Fox News CEO died Thursday at 77.

“Roger loved America,” Ruddy said. “He was a guy that really loved the country; he had a passion for America. I think he dedicated his life to helping America.”

“Whether that was in politics as a Republican strategist or doing the Fox network, I think he really wanted to champion these things,” Ruddy said.

“If Roger hadn’t created Fox News with the help of Rupert Murdoch and [the] $1 billion check that Murdoch provided, I think that Donald Trump would never have been elected.”

And though Ailes “once told me he…

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