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.
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~