Donald Trump accused of anti-Semitism after tweeting Star of David with image of Hillary Clinton
Another day, another controversy involving Donald Trump and his Twitter account.
On Saturday, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate found himself fighting off allegations of poor taste and even anti-Semitism when he tweeted an image of Hillary Clinton along with a six-pointed Star of David, overlaid on piles of money.
“Crooked Hillary – makes history,” said the tweet, which featured a red star.
Below the image was a screenshot of a Fox News poll that asked voters how “honest/trustworthy” or “corrupt” they found Ms Clinton.
Many critics, including political commentators, were quick to point out the shape of the Star of David, questioning Mr Trump’s motive for tweeting such an image.
Either Mr Trump or someone from his campaign, later tweeted a new image that featured the same text over a red circle instead of a star. The original tweet and image has since been deleted.
In a March speech to AIPAC, the largest pro-Israel lobby in the United States, Mr Trump proclaimed his love for Jewish people and Israel.
“I love the people in this room,” Mr Trump told AIPAC attendees.
“I love Israel. I’ve been with Israel so long in terms of – I’ve received some of my greatest honors from Israel. My father before me. Incredible. My daughter Ivanka, is about to have a beautiful Jewish baby. In fact, it could be happening right now, which would be very nice as far as I’m concerned.”