Rupert Murdoch On Donald Trump’s Racist Remarks: ‘You’re Wrong!’

Rupert Murdoch, the man behind Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, condemned Republican presidential runner Donald Trump’s recent comments on Mexican immigrants. In a Twitter post made last Sunday, media tycoon Murdoch said that Trump is wrong in his comments against immigrants coming to the US.

Murdoch was referring to Trump’s presidential kickoff speech made last month, wherein Trump claimed that criminals from Mexico and other nations have found refuge in the US.

The real estate magnate further expounded that most of the Mexicans crossing the border were rapists and lawbreakers.

Early on Sunday, Trump commented on the escape of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from jail, saying that the people in the Mexican government have clearly freed Guzman.

Guzman, infamous Mexican drug lord, was selling illegal drugs in the US, Trump further claimed.

But prominent conservative Murdoch argued that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the US, proving his point that most of the immigrants have “much lower crime rates than native born.”

Murdoch is one of the dominant figures in the GOP as his posts are regularly screened for hints of his choice of candidates. In a following tweet, Murdoch further disputed Trump’s remarks, stating that FBI records show that there are more than 2 million lawbreakers in jail, but only about 267,000 immigrants without proper papers comprise the number.

In fact, other US public offices have shown a much smaller figure.

The 2013 Bureau of Judicial Statistics accounted that there around 73,600 immigrants in federal and state prison.

And the Government Accountability Office released information in 2011 that showed there were only 249,000 immigrants in jail and 65 percent of that figure is linked with immigration charges.

In the meantime, several members of the GOP have commented that Trump is ruining the party’s chances of gaining votes from the Hispanic community.

Some Republicans have been noted to detach themselves from the business mogul.

Furthermore, a few of Trump’s business collaborators have also cut ties with him, such as Univision and NBC, with both networks refusing to televise the Miss USA pageant held last Sunday.

NBC has also dropped the business magnate as host for The Celebrity Apprentice, and Macy’s has stopped selling Trump’s merchandise.

Nevertheless, Trump keeps on rising in election surveys and his number of supporters continues to swell as huge crowds gather at his campaign stops.

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