Rupert Murdoch Calls Dem Debate a "Pathetic Group"

Rupert Murdoch - H 2015
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Rupert Murdoch - H 2015

The mogul took to Twitter Sunday to express his disgust with the three Democratic presidential candidates: “Is this the best Dems can do?”

Rupert Murdoch weighed in on the Democrats' second presidential debate — featuring remaining candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley  on CBS Saturday night. Murdoch tweeted: "Democratic debate almost too painful to watch. Pathetic group talking nonsense for two hours. Is this the best Dems can do?"

The tweet, sent out Sunday morning, immediately received protest comments, among them: “You find Carson plausible Rupe. Time for the slippers.” And another: “Almost as painful as you in House of Commons.”

The second Democratic debate, which aired Saturday night on CBS, was heavily focused on the issues of terrorism and foreign policy, with Clinton being singled out by moderator John Dickerson, anchor of CBS' Face the Nation, for the toughest questioning.

At times Clinton struggled to explain the Obama Administration’s approach to combating ISIS.

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, meanwhile, took to Twitter during the debate to express his disapproval of the candidates, especially Martin O’Malley, who called Trump an “immigrant-bashing carnival barker” during the forum.