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Rupert Murdoch pushes exception for ‘proven Christian’ refugees — and Twitter quickly hammers him

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21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch was roundly criticized on Monday after suggesting that, instead of barring all Syrian refugees, that one faith be granted preferential treatment.

“Obama facing enormous opposition in accepting refugees,” he wrote. “Maybe make special exception for proven Christians.”

The tweet can be seen below:

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Of course, Twitter users demanded proof that Murdoch himself could pass the test after such a statement:

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Others provided sarcastic suggestions for enforcing this kind of test:

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One user knocked Murdoch while also tying in his bizarre statement of support for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson:

Murdoch wasn’t alone in catching flack; BBC presenter Ian Katz was criticized for trying to turn the media mogul’s statement into a pitch for an interview:

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow details all of the places the Trump-Pence COVID-19 ‘road show’ has spread the coronavirus

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President Donald Trump's COVID-19 Road Show is off to another super-spreading extravaganza this weekend as the campaign heads to New Hampshire.

During her final commentary Thursday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow recalled that Tulsa, Oklahoma did everything they could to try and keep people safe while waiting for the Trump rally and during the event. The Bank of Oklahoma Center, where the rally was held, purchased stickers that said not to sit on specific seats to keep people physically distant. Trump's team told the BOK Center to remove them.

"It was the most space anywhere in America since the coronavirus crisis began," said Maddow.

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Trump brags doctors were ‘surprised’ he could pass a cognitive test

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President Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he has taken a cognitive test and passed with flying colors. Bragging about it, however, he let it slip that the doctors didn't have much faith in him.

The comment came as Hannity asked Trump about former Vice President Joe Biden's comment that he has "cognitive tests" all the time. Biden was referencing that he must deal with serious and complex issues frequently and that those things take a cognitive aptitude that he doesn't believe the current president has.

Trump dismissed Biden's comments saying that Biden "meant" that he gets tested for the coronavirus all the time. Biden did address that and said that he hasn't wanted to be tested because he doesn't want to take someone else's place in line that truly needs a test. Trump has mocked Biden for staying inside under quarantine.

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US health officials are scrambling to correct Trump’s disinformation since he stopped task force briefings: report

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In recent weeks, the coronavirus task force briefings have stopped altogether, and a key consequence of this is that public health officials no longer have a single, highly visible platform with which to correct the president's misinformation about the pandemic in real time.

But according to Politico, they haven't given up. They've just taken their efforts to contradict the president to alternate platforms.

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