Trump Now Openly Pandering to Antisemites, Tweets Star of David in Attack on Clinton
By now everyone should be aware that the Donald Trump campaign is pandering to white supremacists, neo-Nazis, racists and antisemites; if you look at the replies to every tweet from Trump, they’re overflowing with ugly comments from these vile creatures. His message is clearly connecting with the most hate-filled elements of American society.
This morning Trump tweeted an attack on Hillary Clinton with blatant antisemitic imagery; a picture of Clinton superimposed on a pile of money with the words “most corrupt candidate ever” written inside a six-pointed star — obviously intended to evoke the Jewish Star of David.
Here’s a screenshot of the original tweet from The Verge:
Two hours later, after an outcry on Twitter, Trump deleted the tweet and replaced it with a modified graphic (if you look closely, you can still see the upper right and bottom points of the star poking out of the red circle):
But not before his original Star of David image reached its intended audience, as documented by journalist Max Fisher:
Some of my mentions right now. Trump’s Star of David anti-Hillary tweet seems to have resonated with some. pic.twitter.com/FhOJR1gDQa
Journalist Dana Schwartz also heard from Trump’s followers after his tweet:
“Trump supporters aren’t anti-Semitic! You’re reading too much into this!” My mentions right now: pic.twitter.com/dfXuu7Nicf
You might think this was just an accident, a six-pointed star chosen by coincidence, except there have been way too many of these “coincidences” in the Trump campaign. A few examples: