21st Century Fox's James Murdoch Rebukes Trump: 'There Are No Good Nazis'

21st Century Fox's James Murdoch Rebukes Trump: 'There Are No Good Nazis'

Murdoch is the latest US business leader to denounce Trump.

21st Century Fox Chief Executive James Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch, denounced the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump's response to it in an email obtained and published late Thursday by the New York Times. "Or Klansmen, or terrorists", he added. "The presence of hate in our society was appallingly laid bare as we watched swastikas brandished on the streets of Charlottesville and acts of brutal terrorism and violence perpetrated by a racist mob". "Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so".

While business leaders, particularly in the tech sector, have been outspoken in their criticism of Trump following the neo-Nazi rally in Virginia, the younger Murdoch's statement comes as a surprise because of his father's close relationship with the president.

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch (C) with his sons Lachlan (L) and James as they arrive at the wedding between Murdoch and former supermodel Jerry Hall in London on March 5, 2016.

Later in the email, Murdoch announced that he would be donating to the ADL, and encouraged his friends to do so as well. The president dissolved two business councils after members who are CEOs began quitting.

The younger Murdoch is the CEO of 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the Alabama state Capitol, in Montgomery, Alabama, on Monday, October 27, 2014.

According to the Hollywood Report, which claimed to have obtained an email written by Murdoch to his friend, he took a clear stand against the president and pledged to donate 1 million USA dollars to the Anti-Defamation League, a leading US civil rights organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of hate.

Donald Trump was criticised in the wake of the Charlottesville attack, which happened at what was described as one of the largest white supremacist events in recent United States history.

"Hate is a cancer", Cook wrote. "It is about human decency and morality".



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