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Rupert Murdoch: When Will Trump Stop Embarrassing Country?

By    |   Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 04:30 PM

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has joined the chorus of critics hitting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying that Arizona Sen. John McCain is not a war hero.

"When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his friends, let alone the whole country?" Murdoch tweeted Saturday evening – an apparent reference to Trump's words at the Iowa Family Leadership Summit.
"He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured? I like people who weren’t captured," Trump said. "Perhaps he is a war hero, but right now, he said some very bad things about a lot of people."

The "very bad things" Trump was referring to was McCain's statement that Trump had drawn "crazies" to his recent anti-immigration rally in Arizona.

GOP pollster Frank Luntz was moderating the discussion at the Iowa event, and challenged Trump immediately, saying that McCain, who was held captive at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prisoner of war camp in North Vietnam for almost five years, was, indeed, a war hero.

But Trump has refused to back down on his criticism of McCain, saying he has done nothing for veterans who still are waiting in long lines for treatment.

Murdoch's tweet was his first since last Monday when the owner of News Corp. and Fox News Channel sent out a series of tweets about Trump's claims that most illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals or "not the best people" the country has to offer.

Murdoch called Trump "wrong" in one of those tweets.
Mother Jones editor David Corn in a number of tweets noted that Republican critics weren't so harsh on Trump in the past. He noted that 2012 GOP nominee and current Trump critic Mitt Romney sought Trump's endorsement three years ago, even as Trump was questioning President Barack Obama's birth certificate.

And, to answer Murdoch's question, he said:


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