Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Loved Trump’s Star Of David Tweet

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July 5, 2016 8:38 a.m.

LATE UPDATE, July 5, 2016, 4:56 PM ET: As of Tuesday afternoon, Duke had co-opted Trump’s original tweet with the six-point star to push his own agenda.

He rated Trump’s message that Clinton is the “most corrupt candidate ever” as “absolutely true,” declaring her top donors “all Zio-Tribalists” in his pinned tweet.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Avid Donald Trump supporter and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was a big fan of the presumptive GOP nominee’s controversial tweet over the weekend, which was widely read as anti-Semitic.

After the Trump camp pulled an anti-Hillary Clinton tweet that included a six-point star and posted an edited version, Duke tweeted Saturday that he welcomes the exposure of “the hidden hand.”

Trump’s original tweet featured a meme, apparently plumbed from a corner of the white supremacist internet, labeling Clinton the “most corrupt candidate ever,” inside a six-point star and overlaid on a bed of money.

Trump later claimed the image was a “sheriff’s star” and blamed the “dishonest media” for labeling the image a Star of David.

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