The U.S. presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has sparked an online firestorm with an anti-Hilary Clinton tweet featuring the Star of David (photo: above) . . .
Trump drew widespread rebuke on Saturday with a tweet featuring a Star of David while accusing rival Hillary Clinton of corruption.
Later in the morning, Trump posted a version of the tweet with a circle (photo: above) instead of the Star of David. He then deleted the original tweet.
The star, a symbol of Judaism, was on a backdrop of $100 bills and paired with a Fox News poll in which a majority of respondents described the U.S. presumptive Democratic nominee, Hilary Clinton, as corrupt. Next to Clinton’s face was a red Star of David bearing the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” (photo: top)
Personally, I think Donald Trump meant no harm or to deliberately antagonize the Jewish community in the United States or indeed the Jewish State of Israel. He was not properly informed of the implications nor did he advert his mind to the impending fallouts, in his quest to conduct his political attacks on his main opponent, as they both advance towards 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC.