On Saturday, GOP candidate Donald Trump tweeted an image that has been widely condemned as anti-Semitic — an image of Hillary Clinton and a Star of David, with $100 bills in the background.
Trump’s team had mined the image from a racist and anti-Semitic message board, Mic reported. A watermark on the image lead to a Twitter account known for violent, racist memes. Trump deleted the tweet and has been trying to fend off criticism by saying it was not a Star of David in the image.
Dishonest media is trying their absolute best to depict a star in a tweet as the Star of David rather than a Sheriff’s Star, or plain star!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2016
Social media users were not amused by Trump’s explanation.
— Mike Monteiro (@monteiro) July 4, 2016
Whether they support Trump or not there isn’t a single Jew on Earth who saw that Star of David and thought “that’s just a sherriff’ star.” — OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 4, 2016
Remember when Hitler made six million Jewish sheriffs? Oh wait. He didn’t? He killed them instead.
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) July 4, 2016
*Trump starts drooling on himself* “I was just saying Hillary is a big star like Omar Sharif” *farts* — Ryan K Lindsay (@ryanklindsay) July 4, 2016
If this is true then why did the Trump campaign delete the image and change the star to a circle? https://t.co/4RmDi2FnPd
— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) July 4, 2016
— Sheryl Canter (@sheryl_canter) July 4, 2016
Trump tweeted the Star of David Duke. — Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) July 4, 2016