On Wednesday, former Hillary Clinton advisor Neera Tanden deleted a tweet mocking 21st Century Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch — whose house was said to be burning down in the California wildfires.
Per an NBC4 report:
“From initial reports, we’re hearing it belongs to Rupert Murdoch. Apparently it’s a $30 million property — he owns these vineyards here and it’s causing some major problems. If this fire spreads across the hillside, that is going to be a major problem, devastating to the vineyards. Hopefully it is not too close to his home, but that’s what we know so far… It’s Rupert Murdoch’s property, that’s what we’re hearing from the neighbors who live here in Bel Air.”
Because he’s also the CEO of Fox News, a perceived political adversary of hers, Tanden evidently saw what she thought was a worthy target.
“There’s a God. And she’s unhappy,” Tanden wrote, reacting to the news.
After receiving blowback, Tanden initially doubled-down on the tweet, citing the “karma.”
The former Clinton advisor eventually deleted the tweet, saying she felt “badly” about what she wrote.
The latest reporting from the L.A. Times indicates that Murdoch’s home is safe for the moment, although Murdoch, in a statement, called the siutation “fluid.” Over 200,000 residents in California were ordered to evacuate so far and the wildfires have been ongoing.
[image via screengrab, Twitter screengrab via Washington Examiner]