Rupert Murdoch: Carson could be ‘a real black president’

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday said Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson would be “a real black president,” implying doubts about President Obama’s connection to minorities.
The chairman and CEO of News Corporation tweeted Wednesday night: “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide? And much else.”
As though anticipating questions about Obama, Murdoch tweeted moments later with a call to read a New York Magazine article titled, “The Paradox of the First Black President.”
{mosads}Murdoch has made a habit of tweeting positive things about Carson. He wrote last week: “Everywhere pundits keep underestimating Ben Carson. But public understand humility as admirable, listen to the multi-faceted strong message.”
He also touted a poll that had Carson ahead of Donald Trump, who has been leading most GOP presidential primary polls in recent months.
In September, Murdoch said Carson was “maybe the one to beat” and “irreproachable on background, achievements, character, vision.”
He also compared Carson favorably to Obama on race, writing: “2 stories. Carson, Detroit ghetto to brilliant neurosurgeon. Obama white upbringing to community organizer. Sincere men, different values.”
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