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 (@Donald J. Trump) 1467639736.0
Social media users were not amused by Trump's explanation.
Cheeto Hitler is on you @GOP. You’re carrying this monster to term. https://t.co/zwrU3EkxqQ— Mike Monteiro🌹 (@Mike Monteiro🌹) 1467642553.0
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."— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid) 1467642321.0
Remember when Hitler made six million Jewish sheriffs? Oh wait. He didn't? He killed them instead.— (((Harry Enten))) (@(((Harry Enten)))) 1467644739.0
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 (@Sarah Burris) 1467644617.0
57% of hate crimes are against Jews, which explains @realDonaldTrump tweeting a racist-created image. No accident. https://t.co/orYt8uWJI4— Sheryl Canter (@Sheryl Canter) 1467643174.0
Trump tweeted the Star of David Duke.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger) 1467643142.0