Trump Tweet Using Jewish Star Draws 'Outrage and Bafflement'

It 'plays to the white supremacists'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2016 2:49 PM CDT
Trump Tweet Using Jewish Star Draws 'Outrage and Bafflement'
This image from a now-deleted tweet from Donald Trump drew "outrage and bafflement" Saturday.   (Twitter)

An anti-Hillary Clinton image tweeted out by Donald Trump on Saturday led to what Reuters characterizes as widespread "outrage and bafflement." The tweeted image, which has since been deleted, featured a photo of Clinton on a background of money. The phrase "most corrupt candidate ever" appeared inside a Star of David—the star Nazis forced Jews to wear—next to Clinton. “Hmm! What could Donald Trump possible be evoking with the raining money and Star of David," reads one tweet in response to the image. “Trump's new anti-Hillary ad is a pile of money overlaid with her face and a Star of David. Wonder what the message is?" reads another.

Conservative radio host Erick Erickson calls the tweet an example of how Trump "plays to the white supremacists." And CBS News notes it's not the first time Trump has been accused of anti-Semitism. Two hours after tweeting the original image, Trump tweeted a new version that replaced the Jewish star with a circle. But Reuters says the original image is "a reminder of the unrestrained side of Trump. The Trump campaign declined to comment on the original image. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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