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Billionaire Rupert Murdoch Tweets Ben Carson Would Be A ‘Real Black President’—Garners Twitter Outrage

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has suggested that President Barack Obama is not a “real black president.”

The 84-year-old billionaire posted a tweet Wednesday night that Republican candidate Ben Carson would be “a real black president who can properly address the racial divide.”

Murdoch’s usage of the word “real” caused many on social media to believe Murdoch was questioning President Obama’s race.

Obama, the country’s first Black President, has had his citizenship and leadership challenged since winning office. Obama was criticized for comments about the shooting deaths of both Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown. In 2012, he said: “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”

After receiving backlash, eleven hours later Murdoch issued an apology:

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