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Donald Trump: Rupert Murdoch says Republican party ‘would be mad’ not to unify behind fellow billionaire

The Independent logo The Independent 4/03/2016 Justin Carissimo
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News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch has embraced fellow billionaire Donald Trump on Twitter, nearly a day before the former Republican nominee Mitt Romney planned to publicly denounce him.

Coming off his Super Tuesday wins in seven states, Trump is scheduled to appear on Fox News' Republican debate on Thursday night. Murdoch's backing could simply be viewed as an insurance policy to prevent Trump from refusing to attend the contest, as he's done before.

The event will be moderated by Fox News host Megyn Kelly who's been accused of scaring off Trump in January.

“I think he’s much more focused on securing the nomination now and not on me, and that’s how it should be,” Kelly told the Associated Press ahead of the event.

“We are going to be a much finer party, we’re going to be a unified party, and we are going to be a much bigger party — our party is expanding,” Trump declared during a press conference on Tuesday night, according to CBS News.

“I think we’re going to be more inclusive, more unified, and I think we’re going to be a much bigger party in November.”

The Fox News Republican Debate will be held at 9pm to 11pm on Thursday.

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