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Trump Deletes Tweet Using Star of David After Backlash

Donald Trump promptly deleted a tweet featuring Hillary Clinton, a pile of cash, and the Star of David following immense backlash.

The Hill reports:

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s image showd the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” on a red six-pointed star that many have pointed out resembles the Star of David, a symbol that appears on the Israeli flag and is commonly associated with Judaism.

The star was superimposed over an image of $100 bills and an image of Clinton often used by her campaign that reads “History made.”

Two hours after the initial post, Trump tweeted a different version of the same image, this timewith a circle under the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” instead of the star.

Shortly after the second tweet, Trump deleted the original.

Social media users captured a screenshot of the original tweet before it was deleted, and many people shared the two side-by-side:

The original image drew immediate backlash on Twitter. Josh Schwerin, a communications staffer for Clinton’s campaign, asked why a Star of David was used on the image.

Political columnist Ana Marie Cox said the “Symbolism here is pretty… unsubtle.”

Several anti-Trump Republican analysts and staffers have responded to the post, including GOP strategist Patrick Ruffini, who called the tweet “anti-Semitic.”

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