The CEO of Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox rebuked Donald Trump over his response to the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.
In an email addressed to “friends” and obtained by media outlets, James Murdoch wrote: “What we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the President of the United States concern all of us as Americans and free people.”
Murdoch also wrote: “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. I can’t even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so.”
Murdoch is the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who remains an informal adviser to Trump. The New York Times notes that the elder Murdoch, an outspoken conservative, recently dined with Trump in the White House residence.
James Murdoch’s email adds that he and his wife, Kathryn, will be donating $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League, and encourages others to donate as well.
The full text of the email can be read by clicking here.