Rupert Murdoch Introduces "Friend" Donald Trump at New York Event

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"The man I'm about to introduce believes, as I do, in challenging conventional wisdom," Murdoch said while introducing the president.

News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch introduced President Donald Trump at a dinner honoring Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on Thursday evening. The evening also served as a remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, a major naval battle between Japanese and U.S. forces in WWII.

"We're all here on this day because you were there on that day, 75 years ago," said Murdoch. "And thanks to you, we still have freedom of speech, press, worship and all the rights we cherish."

Murdoch, a native Australian whose father founded the American Australian Association, went on to welcome the visiting representative from Japan.

"These are dangerous times," Murdoch went on. "We must be intrepid, fearless and bold. ... We must also be bold and unafraid to think differently in dealing with the challenges we face. The man I'm about to introduce believes, as I do, in challenging conventional wisdom because conventional wisdom is often not wise at all."

"It is my distinct honor to introduce the commander-in-chief, and the president of the United States, my friend Donald J. Trump," Murdoch concluded as he exited the stage and embraced the president.

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