Son of Rupert Murdoch accuses Trump of “cruelty,” blames him for rise in hate crimes

In an interview with the NY Times, James Murdoch, son of Fox mogul Rupert Murdoch accuses President Trump of “callousness” and “cruelty.”

Murdoch said to Maureen Dowd “Look, you do worry about it and I think that we’re in the middle of a public health crisis. Climate is also a public health crisis. Whatever political spin on that, if it gets in the way of delivering crucial public health information, I think is pretty bad.”

Murdoch continued to explain that he believes “companies have a responsibility to their customers and their communities” and “that responsibility shouldn’t be compromised by political point scoring.”

“I’m just concerned that the leadership that we have, to me, just seems characterized by callousness and a level of cruelty that I think is really dangerous and then it infects the population,” he continued.

“It’s not a coincidence that the number of hate crimes in this country are rising over the last three years for the first time in a long time.”

In July, Murdoch resigned from the board of News Corp, citing “disagreements over certain editorial content” published by the company’s news outlets, which include The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

James Murdoch and his wife are major Biden donors.