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Rupert Murdoch criticizes Trump’s comments on illegal immigrants

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Media baron Rupert Murdoch took issue on Sunday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments that many illegal immigrants from Mexico are bringing crime to the United States, tweeting: “Trump wrong.”

Trump, a billionaire real estate mogul, has generated controversy by saying that U.S. immigration policy has allowed criminals from Mexico and other countries to find sanctuary in the United States.

In his June 16 announcement that he was running for president, Trump said many people crossing from Mexico into the United States were criminals and rapists.

Murdoch, whose media holdings include Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, posted on his Twitter account on Sunday that “Mexican immigrants, as with all immigrants, have much lower crime rates than native born.

“Eg El Paso safest city in U.S. Trump wrong,” he added.

Earlier on Sunday, Trump, commenting on the prison escape of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, said in a statement: Corrupt Mexican officials obviously let him go a second time. The last time he was free for 13 years. He has been selling drugs in the U.S. big time – a major kingpin.”

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Some Republicans distanced themselves on Sunday from Trump’s comments on illegal immigrants, saying he had become “a wrecking ball” for the party’s ability to win Hispanic voters.

(Reporting by Peter Cooney; Editing by Paul Simao)

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Elections 2016

Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Elections 2016

Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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Obsessed Trump: ‘Only fake polls show us behind’ Democrats. Fox News: 5 Dems would beat him

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President Donald Trump is obsessed with polls – but not facts – and increasingly so. He just fired his internal pollsters after leaked internal poll numbers show devastating lossesfor Trump in key battleground states.

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