Rupert Murdoch offering Donald Trump a slight hint of support?


"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling declared that not even Dark Wizard Lord Voldemort is as bad as Trump, and Twitter users have made #TrumpIsDisqualifiedParty a thing.

But is that a slight hint of support from Rupert Murdoch?

Murdoch actually was first to suggest screening refugees by religion.

Last month, as governors across the United States announce plans to halt Syrian refugees from settling in their states in the wake of Friday’s attacks in Paris by Islamic State terrorists, the media mogul and social media provocateur tweeted his possible solution: only let in those who are “proven Christians.”


Murdoch’s suggestion(which is unconstitutional, of course) evoked a predictable backlash, with Twitter users noting the idea is not only unconstitutional but also would be pretty tricky to work out.

Some responses demanded to know exactly how you’d search for “proven Christians.” Look for signs of stigmata, perhaps?

Coming up, Trump discusses his latest pronouncement with Barbara Walters. He's sure to make more news, or at the least, inspire another hashtag:

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Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for