Rupert Murdoch Shades President Obama: Ben Carson Would Be a “Real Black President”

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Rupert Murdoch threw shade at President Barack Obama via Twitter on Wednesday, Oct. 7, saying GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson would be "a real black President" -- read his apology. D Dipasupil/FilmMagic; NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images; Inset: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Even tycoons need to apologize. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch threw shade at President Barack Obama via Twitter on Wednesday, Oct. 7, saying GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson would be "a real black President." Naturally, the Internet reacted and Murdoch had to issue an apology.

"Ben and Candy Carson terrific," Murdoch, 84, tweeted to his 632,000-plus followers. "What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide? And much else."

Murdoch's tweet was blasted moments after Carson — the sole black candidate to run for the 2016 presidency — appeared with his wife on The Kelly File. (The program is under the Fox News umbrella, which is owned by none other than Murdoch himself.)

"Read New York magazine for minority community disappointment with POTUS," he wrote. Murdoch's tweets naturally incited controversy, and the magnate had to issue an apology early Thursday, Oct. 8.

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Donald Trump high fives Ben Carson during the Republican Presidential Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on September 16, 2015. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Carson is one of many GOP candidates currently in the mix, along with Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, and Donald Trump.

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