The Star Isn’t The Real Problem

This has been making the rounds all week…Donald Trump (or the keeper of his Twitter account) retweeted an image of Hillary Clinton against a background of money with a red solid six pointed star…which contained the text: most corrupt candidate ever. The media and public and Anti-Defamation League went nuts saying it was anti-Semitic. I won’t weigh in on that at this point…but the campaign quickly replaced the star with a circle.

What is amazing is how Donald Trump keeps this thing alive…until you get down a little deeper. It isn’t about the damn star it’s about the original source…an anti-Semitic white supremacist message board…and the campaign’s repeated failure to vet the stuff that they are disseminating. In other words lazy shoot out of the ass from the hip and who cares. But it’s a continued failing and hardly presidential…not even good business for a self-proclaimed mogul.

Here’s some of the background context:

Trump on Saturday tweeted and then deleted a graphic that branded Hillary Clinton the “most corrupt candidate” alongside a six-pointed star evoking the Star of David. But the uproar only increased on Sunday when reports emerged that the graphic had first been posted on an Internet message board loaded with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and neo-Nazi ideology.

“Dishonest media is trying their absolute best to depict a star in a tweet as the Star of David rather than a Sheriff’s Star, or plain star!” the real estate mogul tweeted Monday morning, in his first comment on the controversy.

“These false attacks by Hillary Clinton trying to link the Star of David with a basic star, often used by sheriffs who deal with criminals and criminal behavior, showing an inscription that says ‘Crooked Hillary is the most corrupt candidate ever’ with anti-Semitism is ridiculous,” Trump said in a statement.

Trump’s statement did not address the fact that the campaign tweeted an image that had previously been posted on an anti-Semitic, white supremacist message board. His statement also didn’t explain where the campaign obtained the image.

And that very last statement pretty much sums it up: “His statement also didn’t explain where the campaign obtained the image.” No control, no management, no responsibility, no ‘splainin’, NO TRUMP~


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3 thoughts on “The Star Isn’t The Real Problem

  1. Donald must be jealous because one of his New York backers gave Mrs. Clinton some political money, probably through a financial corporation that tries to stay on the good side of both parties.

    Donald has always been the NY financial real estate holders–many of the related to Israelis– white toy boy front man. They’ve gotten him out of one felon investigation after the other, and have stuck with him even after he trashed the Boardwalk by bankrupting three huge casinos.

    And please don’t call me anti-semitic, I have jewish grand and great grandchildren and have celebrated all the requisite holidays.

  2. The fact that Donald Trump didn’t even understand what the outrage was about and had no clue where it came from was the sickening part to me.

    But the thing is he’s working with a very scary demographic: people who do not believe anything “the media” has to say, convinced all media sources magically agree to distort facts in specific ways and get their “news” from absolute nut jobs on talk radio.

    See according to some of these nut jobs protests over police shootings aren’t genuine they are an intricately organized movement to cause the collapse of government for a full on communist takeover.

    When you have a large demographic of people that are so out of touch with reality that reality itself absolutely does not matter to them when it contradicts the bizarre bubble world they live in, facts do not matter at all. I loved Hillary Clinton’s campaign’s “Do you want to build a straw man?” response to that. That particularly crazy part of the far right thrives on people dictating what Democrats want and then arguing against that. When the amount of people that support you percentage wise is in the double digits when it comes to things like thinking President Obama wasn’t born in the USA or that he’s secretly a Muslim, facts just do not matter at all. That is what scares me most about the prospect of a President Trump.

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