Biden 'Armageddon' fundraiser was hosted at Fox News' heir's home
James Murdoch and his wife Kathryn had spent $20 million opposing former President Trump's re-election bid in 2020
President Joe Biden traveled to New York Thursday night for a Democratic Party fundraiser, which was held at the home of James Murdoch, Newsmax reports.
Billionaire Rupert Murdoch is the chairman of Fox Corp., which includes Fox News Channel, and James Murdoch is one of the heirs set to inherit his father's media fortune, including a trust that will control Fox News.
"We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis," Biden said at the fundraiser, according to Fox News.
"I don't think there is any such a thing as the ability to easily use a tactical weapon and not end up with Armageddon," Biden also told the fundraiser attendees. That statement created a media firestorm, fearing that Biden's comments might be raising instead of lowering tensions over a nuclear showdown with Russia.
CNN reported that according to a US official, Biden was speaking "frankly" in response to Putin's "irresponsible and reckless" comments. They added that Biden's "comments were not based on any new information about Russia's nuclear posture," nor had there been a "shift in the US nuclear posture," according to the outlet.
James Murdoch and his wife Kathryn had spent $20 million opposing former President Trump's re-election bid in 2020 and have donated $100 million through a nonprofit to support liberal political groups, according to Newsmax.
Newsmax reports that James has made it known to associates that he and his sisters will control the family trust, which includes Fox News, after his 91-year-old father passes away.
According to the Financial Times, a majority of the family trust heirs plan to turn the network away from its conservative roots.