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July 5, 2016 6:05 am

Clinton Campaign: Trump Tweet Was Clearly Antisemitic

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Donald Trump caused an uproar after tweeting out this image - featuring a Star of David - accusing Hillary Clinton of corruption. Photo: Twitter.

Donald Trump caused an uproar after tweeting out this image – featuring a Star of David – accusing Hillary Clinton of corruption. Photo: Twitter.

Politico – Hillary Clinton’s campaign bashed Donald Trump on Monday for his “use of antisemitic imagery” in a weekend tweet, adding that the presumptive Republican nominee has showed a pattern that “should give voters major cause for concern.”

The tweet – which has since been deleted – featured a picture of Clinton on a backdrop of money next to a six-sided star that read “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” It drew widespread backlash almost immediately, as the shape resembles the Jewish Star of David.

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  • rbockman

    a red six pointed star is not a Magen David

  • How Trump Fought Antisemitism and Racism in Palm Beach Two Decades Ago
    The WSJ story that is linked focuses on the battles Trump faced as a new arrival to Palm Beach, including his new competition with the social clubs of the old order. The story, which quotes Abe Foxman, the longtime head of the Anti-Defamation League, says, in part, the following:

    Mr. Trump also has resorted to the courts to secure his foothold here, and many residents wince at the attention his legal battles with the town have drawn — to the town in general, and to the admission practices at some of Palm Beach’s older clubs in particular.

    …The culture clash began to approach a climax last fall, when Mr. Trump’s lawyer sent members of the town council a copy of the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” a film that deals with upper-class racism. Mr. Trump then approached the town council about lifting the restrictions that had been placed on the club. He also asked some council members not to vote on the request because their membership in other clubs created a conflict of interest.

    Last December, after the council refused to lift the restrictions, Mr. Trump filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Palm Beach, alleging that the town was discriminating against Mar-a-Lago, in part because it is open to Jews and African-Americans. The suit seeks $100 million in damages.

    … Mr. Foxman seems pleased that Mr. Trump has elevated the issue of discriminatory policies at social clubs. “He put the light on Palm Beach,” Mr. Foxman says. “Not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination. It has an impact.”

    In recent weeks, Mr. Foxman says, the league has received calls from Jewish residents telling of how Palm Beach clubs are changing. Locals concur that in the past year, organizations such as the Bath and Tennis Club have begun to admit Jewish patrons. The Palm Beach Civic Association, which for many years was believed to engage in discriminatory behavior, this month named a Jewish resident as its chief officer.
    In other words? In other words, long before he was running for president, there was Donald Trump battling racism and anti-Semitism in Palm Beach society. Using every tool at his disposal.

  • Yair Rosenburg on all this:

    The problem, in this instance, was not that Trump was trying to express bigotry, but that he did not even recognize that what he was saying could be construed as such. This combination of actual animus and obliviousness is what makes Trump’s rhetoric–and its wall-to-wall coverage by a ratings-hungry news media–so dangerous.

    • JOHN Train

      OnlyDavid Duke and Jewish leftists see this as a star of David. As a typical Christian I viewed it as a masthead. It looks very much more like one of my former Army unit patches .

      there is a lot of real anti-Semitism out there. Don’t cry Wolf and demean a supporter of Israel such as Donald Trump. O