VIA| Rupert Murdoch, according to Brietbart, has been a foe of Donald Trump, and for quite some time has defied Trump on numerous occasions. For example, when the Donald came out against illegal immigration, Murdoch was pushing for amnesty for illegals. He even tried to debunk Trump’s argument that the presence of illegals actually created a rise in the crime rate in the U.S.
“When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his friends, let alone the whole country?” Murdoch tweeted in July.
When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his friends, let alone the whole country?
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) July 19, 2015
And Murdoch’s support of amnesty coincides with his desire for corporations to have an unlimited supply of work visas for workers from outside of the U.S. Murdoch, according to Breitbart, said that action on allowing for the corporate visas couldn’t wait and needed to be acted upon as soon as possible.
But, it appears as though Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch have something in common: they both agree that something needs to be done to prevent immigrants intent on terroristic activities from entering the United States.
For his part, Donald Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, a stance for which he has drawn an enormous amount of criticism. Murdoch, on the other hand, believes that a total ban on refugees to the U.S. is what is necessary.
Murdoch tweeted on Tuesday, “Has Trump gone too far? Regardless, public is obsessed on radical Muslim dangers, Complete refugee pause to fix vetting makes sense.”
Has Trump gone too far? Regardless, public is obsessed on radical Muslim dangers, Complete refugee pause to fix vetting makes sense.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) December 8, 2015
Murdoch’s support for a total ban may surprise some of those who’ve seen eye to eye with him, but has now appeared to create a strange bedfellow and companion in Trump, at least on this issue.