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James Murdoch, concerned by Trump's Charlottesville comments, donates $1 million to ADL

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch wrote in a memo Thursday that President Trump's reaction to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last weekend should "concern all of us as Americans and free people," and shared that he and his wife Kathryn will donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League.

Murdoch, whose father is conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, said he doesn't usually "offer running commentary on current affairs" but was so distressed by the "acts of brutal terrorism and violence perpetrated by a racist mob" that he felt the need to comment. "I can't even believe I have to write this," Murdoch said. "Standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so." He also urged his colleagues to give to the ADL as well, calling it an "extraordinary force for vigilance and strength in the face of bigotry." Read the entire memo at Variety.