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Fox's James Murdoch concerned over Donald Trump's Charlottesville response

Mr Murdoch denounced racism in a personal email to friends (AP)
Mr Murdoch denounced racism in a personal email to friends (AP)

James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox, has denounced racism and terrorists while expressing concern over US president Donald Trump's reaction to recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Mr Murdoch also told friends in a personal email that he and his wife, Kathryn, will donate one million dollars (£760,000) to the Anti-Defamation League.

He wrote in the email, reported by the New York Times, that the events in Charlottesville and Mr Trump's response to them "concern all of us".

The son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch - a Trump confidant - added: "I can't even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists."

The company is the parent firm of the Fox News Channel, which has given positive coverage to the US president.

Press Association

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