Trump Denies That Controversial Tweet Was Anti-Semitic

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands onstage as he listens to his son Donald Trump, Jr., speak during a rally at Ohio University Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP P... Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands onstage as he listens to his son Donald Trump, Jr., speak during a rally at Ohio University Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) MORE LESS
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Donald Trump via Twitter Monday denied that a tweet he posted Saturday that featured Hillary Clinton and a Star of David was anti-Semitic.

Trump blamed the media for depicting his tweet as anti-Semitic and said the the star shape that labeled Clinton “corrupt” in the original tweet was a “plain star” or a “sheriffs star.”

The tweet in question featured the star which had a photo of Clinton with the words “most corrupt candidate ever!” in the star. Trump later posted an update version of the tweet with a circle in place of the star, and only after that did he delete the initial tweet. It was reported the meme was previously posted online by white supremacist groups.

Ed Brookover, a senior advisor to Trump’s campaign, expressed a similar defense of the tweet on CNN’s New Day on Monday morning, saying that the tweet was never meant to be anti-Semitic and that people should move on to what he views as more important things.

“There was never any intention of any anti-semitism,” he said, as reported by The Hill. “Mr. Trump has consistently and loudly denounced the white supremacist groups. So this is one of those that’s nothing to see here, let’s move on, and talk about real issues like Hillary Clinton’s three-hour interview with the FBI Saturday.”

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  1. aCCusing trump of antisemitism is BlatentlY antisemetiC and anti-Israel. Crooked HitlarY embraces Muslim terrorists and Barry Hussein SoeToro and Trump embraces money gruBbing Jews, the only democracy in the Middle East except for turkey!!1!!1!1!!!one!!!1!!!

  2. The problem is not the tweet but the fact that he retweets garbage from white supremacist sites. He’s in with them. Deep in with them. It’s not political correctness or even policy differences. It’s Aryan Nation fascism.

  3. Hillary, The Sheriff of the United States! Fuckin’ A!

  4. Well, I, for one, totally, absolutely, positively believe you, Donald Darling of the Tiny-Fingered Throne, almost as much as I totally, absolutely, positively believe Melania when she says she has never had Botox.

  5. As they say in the law, res ipsa loquitur: the thing speaks for itself.

    Trump is the most despicable, incompetent person to ever get a major party’s presidential nomination.

    He needs to be defeated by a landslide in November to send the message that this country rejects everything he stands for.

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