Donald Trump tweeted—then deleted—an image Saturday morning that accused Hillary Clinton of being the “most corrupt candidate ever” by showing her face over a pile of money and next to the Star of David.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wrote “Crooked Hillary—Makes History!” above the image.
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.@realDonaldTrump deletes tweet w/Star of David calling clinton ‘Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!’
Beneath the image were part of the results from a Fox News poll on June 29 that reported 58 percent of respondents described Clinton as corrupt.
The image immediately ignited a firestorm of angry responses.
FollowStirling McLaughlin @stirling79
Note that Trump is using a Star of David to brand Clinton as corrupt. That’s not a dog whistle. That’s a megaphone.
“Hey, how can we reduce these comparisons to Nazis?”
“Literally label Clinton with a 6-pointed star?”
“works for me”
FollowMatthew Gertz @MattGertz
Really excited for Trump to try to deflate the Star of David tweet by asking “Where’s my Jew” at his next rally #pivot
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A short time later, Trump resent the tweet with the Star of David modified to a circle.
FollowDonald J. Trump
Crooked Hillary — Makes History! #ImWithYou #AmericaFirst
Classic @realDonaldTrump. First appease anti-Semitic white supremacists, then pretend it never happened #StarOfDavid