UPDATED with more recent tweet: News Corp and 21st Century Fox chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has clarified his earlier tweet, saying he is NOT (all-caps his) endorsing Donald Trump, but supports a Congressional vote for immediate pause “to overhaul the vetting process”:
Trump today continues to stand by his plan to bar Muslims from entering the United States, which he says is a temporary move until our government leaders “figure out what the hell is going on” in the wake of last week’s killing of 14 in San Bernardino by ISIS sympathizers, one of whom was an American citizen. The other came into this country on a K-1 visa that allows admission to someone planning to marry a citizen. Yesterday on ABC, Trump did some clarifying of his own, saying his plan would not apply to Muslims who already are U.S. citizens. “If a person is a Muslim, goes overseas and comes back, they can come back,” Trump said. “They’re a citizen. That’s different. But we have to figure things out.”
PREVIOUS, December 8: Donald Trump’s supporters stood by the GOP front-runner’s plan calling for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S. until “our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” Those supporters would appear to include News Corp and 21st Century Fox chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, who today tweeted this:
But Trump might have been preaching to the choir where Murdoch is concerned. The exec took to Twitter last month to express his opposition to the idea of accepting Syrian refugees, with one exception:
But Murdoch is not an unqualified Trump fan. Remember this?
Murdoch has not shied away from controversy this election cycle. Like that time when he was pushing Ben Carson’s candidacy and not showing Trump any love:
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