08/10/2015 12:50 PM AEDT | Updated 09/10/2015 2:51 AM AEDT

Rupert Murdoch Says Ben Carson Would Be A 'Real Black President'

"Ruh-Roh, Rupert"


News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch might want to be a little more careful with his Twitter finger.

The media tycoon wrote that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is "terrific" and asked: "What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide?"

In a later tweet, Murdoch referred to a New York Magazine article about the disappointment  the "minority community" has with President Barack Obama: 

But Twitter users immediately took issue with Murdoch's use of the phrase "real black president." 

Here are some reactions:

Murdoch later apologized for the comments: 

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This post has been updated to reflect Murdoch's apology.