Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke told Buzzfeed Tuesday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tweet was the Star of David.
David Duke, the white supremacist who endorsed Trump last year, said he believes Trump’s tweet last week that shows Clinton against a wall of money, with a six-pointed star, is obviously the Star of David.
“The tweet again shows Clinton, it shows a Star of David. Of course later the campaign made the excuse, ‘well, no, that’s like a sheriff’s badge,'” Duke told Buzzfeed. “Well, no way folks. Clinton, money, the most campaign corrupt person.” Later in his interview, Duke added, “the media immediately came out and said that this was ‘anti-Semitic.’ But of course, it’s all true. We’re not talking about something that’s not true.”
Trump tweeted out the picture, but within hours the campaign deleted the tweet, and replaced it with the same picture, but the star was replaced with a solid circle. In response to attacks that called out the tweet as anti-Semitic, Trump said in a speech they were “false attacks by Hillary Clinton trying to link the Star of David with a basic star, often used by sheriffs who deal with criminals.”
Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz tweeted, “We can’t let anti-Semitism from the Trump campaign go unaddressed.”
Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, was attacked for going against his heritage by supporting the divisive Republican front-runner. In his statement, Kushner announced that Trump has always been very supportive of his Jewish heritage, and there is no way Trump meant the tweet as anti-Semitic.
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