Trump Uses Disney's Frozen in Defense of Star Tweet

He also addressed his Saddam Hussein comments
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2016 4:59 AM CDT
Updated Jul 7, 2016 5:47 AM CDT
Trump Clarifies: 'I Don't Love Saddam'
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Sharonville Convention Center, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Cincinnati.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Donald Trump didn't completely ignore Hillary Clinton's email issues during a rally in Cincinnati on Wednesday, but he definitely didn't ignore topics like Saddam Hussein, the Star of David, and news networks he dislikes. Trump slammed the likes of CNN and NBC for reporting that he had praised Saddam Hussein. "I don't love Saddam Hussein. I hate Saddam Hussein," Trump said before again praising the dictator's supposed treatment of terrorists, the Los Angeles Times reports. "He was good at one thing: He was really good at killing terrorists," Trump told the crowd. "He didn't wait around. You think they gave the terrorists trials that lasted 18 years, and then after 18 years, if they had the right lawyer, they erect a statue in honor of the terrorist, right? Not with Trump."

In what the New York Times calls a "rambling and sometimes manic-sounding address," Trump doubled down on the Star of David controversy, saying his youngest son "draws stars all over the place." "I never said, 'That's the Star of David, Barron, don't!'" He said it was a mistake to delete the controversial tweet and said the media had "racist tendencies," CNN reports. He went after the media again in a Wednesday night tweet, which showed images of Disney's Frozen coloring books with a six-pointed star on the cover and the message, "Where is the outrage for this Disney book? Is this the 'Star of David' also? Dishonest media! #Frozen." The coloring book photo had apparently been getting play in a Trump-minded Reddit thread. Politico notes Clinton replied with a Frozen reference of her own, tweeting, "Do you want to build a strawman?" (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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