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Trump Now Openly Pandering to Antisemites, Tweets Star of David in Attack on Clinton

Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 11:41:00 am

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):

Crooked Hillary -- Makes History! #ImWithYou #AmericaFirst

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2016

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.

— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) July 2, 2016

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:

— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) July 2, 2016

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:

We Found Where Donald Trump's "Black Crimes" Graphic Came From
The Donald Trump Campaign Gave Media Credentials to a Notorious White Supremacist
Donald Trump Jr. Retweets a White Supremacist Making a False Accusation
Yet Another Donald Trump Spokesperson Associating With a White Supremacist
In Which Donald Trump Retweets Yet Another Antisemitic White Supremacist
Donald Trump Retweets One of His Favorite White Supremacists AGAIN
Donald Trump Picks Well-Known White Nationalist Leader as a Delegate in California