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This Is Why 'Star of David' Is Trending On Twitter: Donald Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' Tweet

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 15:28:43 Z)

UPDATE: Trump deleted the controversial tweet, replacing it with one that replaced the Star of David with a circle.

See also: Donald Trump's Tweet Retreat: Replaces Star Of David With Circle Amid Political Correctness Furor

An image tweeted by Donald Trump to attack Hillary Clinton as the "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!' is either anti-semitic (if you like Clinton) or right on target (if you are a Trump supporter.) It has created a fury online.

Trump wrote: "Crooked Hillary -- Makes History!" in the tweet promoting a Fox News poll about negative views toward the presumptive Democratic nominee. That's not new rhetoric for the presumptive GOP nominee.

The controversy is the choice of graphics for "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!' It is a red six-pointed star. Some might argue it is just a shape. Others may be a sheriff's badge. But Clinton supporters who think Trump is a dangerous racist might see the Jewish Star of David, suggesting Clinton is using the symbol to make a subliminal antisemitic statement.

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About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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